V.A.C. Therapy promotes wound healing through Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). By delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site through patented dressing, this helps draw wound edges together, remove infectious materials and actively promotes granulation, thus the healing process begins.
A Decubitus Ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore, is an open wound on your skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering bony areas. The most common places for a pressure sore to appear includes your hips, back, ankles, and buttocks. It is common among the elderly, disabled, and other people who spend long periods in bed or a wheelchair, or cannot move certain body parts without help. Decubitus ulcers are also prone to those with fragile skin. The condition is highly treatable and recovery is good with proper diagnosis and treatment.
Subcutaneous (Sub Q) Injection is a shot given into the fat layer between the skin and muscle, to give small amounts and certain kinds of medication.
Chemotherapy is a category of cancer treatment that uses chemical substances, especially one or more anti-cancer drugs that are given as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.
Compliance Monitoring or Medication Management is the process by which Clinicians closely monitors a patient to ensure they are taking their medications correctly, and following their prescription regimen to help achieve desired/favorable outcomes.
IV Therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. Intravenous simply means “within vein”. Therapies administered intravenously are often called specialty pharmaceuticals. It is commonly referred to as a “drip” because many systems of administration employ a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the blood stream and allows an estimation of flow rate.
Wound Care is a nursing specialty involved with evaluating and treating of patients with acute, non-healing, and chronic wounds. The goal is to promote healing, prevent complications, and preserve function.
Central Line is a soft tube or catheter which goes into a vein through the skin and allows IV fluid, IV medications or blood to run in and out. There are different types of central lines, but caring for the central line remains the same. The area where the central line exits the skin should always have a sterile dressing that is clean, dry, completely covered and taped to the skin. When the site is cleaned regularly, the number of bacteria on the skin drops, and the risk for infection from the skin is much less.