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Healthy skin needs moisture, but too much can compromise skin integrity and cause harm. Moisture damage often occurs when patients are incontinent, but moisture can also be a problem for any age group and on many different areas of the body.
Compression therapy is a proven method for helping advance overall circulation and controlling edema in the legs. But how effective is it for healing wounds? Suzie Ehmann, PT, DPT, CWS, CLT-LANA explores the wound healing benefits of compression therapy.
Repositioning patients to prevent and treat pressure injuries has been a long-standing tradition. This session will explore the physiological principles behind repositioning in addition to myths commonly encountered in its practice. Strategies to best incorporate evidence-based practice will be shared.