Wound Care

Wound CareThe skin acts as a barrier to the outside world and thus protects us against harmful infections, radiation and any other harmful environmental factors that would have a devastating effect on our body.The skin can encounter many different types of wounds such as abrasions, rupture injuries, punctures, lacerations and penetrating wounds. While you may be able to treat some wounds with a first aid kit at home, some more serious wounds may require professional medical treatment from your doctor or nurse.

Reasons you should see a doctor

  • Traumatic trauma or force present
  • Bleeding won’t stop
  • If stiches are needed
  • Animal bite
  • If the wound is dirty
  • Infection is visible
  • Increasing pain
  • Swelling
  • Pus
  • Redness

The reasons for medical care for wounds of the body are to prevent complications and preserve your body’s functions.If you have experienced any interaction with an animal bite you must seek medical advice right away as this could lead to a high rate of infection from the animals bite. Time is vital to the treatment of any wounds affecting the body, here are some signs and symptoms that you may experience.

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Pain or soreness
  • Lacerations

Our Nursing staff has extensive experience in

  • Wound dressings
  • Suture removal
  • Post-operative wound care
  • Minor burns
  • Leg ulcers- profore dressings
  • Skin tears