Healogics Blog

Wound Care Awareness Is Now More Important Than Ever

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE

The pandemic has taught us many things about the vulnerability of our healthcare system and how disease disproportionately affects those already compromised. Wound care patients, on average, are living with two or more coexisting health conditions. Treating the wound, which is simply the end manifestation of these clinical conditions, requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Wound Care Centers® achieve higher outcomes due to collaboration, clinical exposure, and dedication to the specific treatments and diagnostics currently available.

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Topics: Wound Care Awareness, Year of Healing

Wound Care Awareness Week Focuses on the Growing Need for Wound Care

We are proud to sponsor the eighth annual Wound Care Awareness Week from June 7 – 11, 2021. We will focus on Wound Care Awareness throughout the month of June. You can find free educational resources and facts about the growing need for wound care at woundcareawareness.com.

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Topics: Wound Care Awareness, Year of Healing

Circulation Affects Wound Healing

Your circulation system, also known as your cardiovascular system, is essential to wound healing because it is an important part of your body’s immune response. Your heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood away from the heart through your arteries. Your veins carry deoxygenated, nutrient-poor blood back to the heart. When you are injured, your blood carries extra nutrients and white blood cells to the injured tissue. If your circulation is limited, however, enough blood may not reach the wound which can delay healing. The longer a wound goes untreated, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and possibly amputation or loss of life.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Year of Healing

Protect Yourself from Common Summertime Skin Wounds

If your summer plans include spending time outdoors, be sure to protect your skin from common summertime wounds. When skin is broken or compromised by bites, burns or cuts, germs can enter your body. Open wounds, even a small bug bite, may become infected and cause serious complications.

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Topics: Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention, Year of Healing

Diabetic Neuropathy Increases Risks of Chronic Wounds

Neuropathy is a condition that damages nerves in the hands and feet. Over 34 million Americans are living with diabetes. More than half are also living with neuropathy. Diabetes is the number one cause of neuropathy. 

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Topics: Neuropathy, Year of Healing, Foot Health

Prevention and Proper Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

 

The statistics surrounding diabetic foot ulcers are alarming. Currently, over 2 million people in the U.S. have foot ulcers and up to 25% of all adults living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer at some point. Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers account for 85% of diabetes-related amputations.

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Topics: Year of Healing, Foot Health