Wound care and healing requires expertise, skill, and 360-degree knowledge, because every wound is different.
Any break in the skin or deep tissue causes a wound. Wounds can be acute, caused by an accident or surgery, or chronic, caused by diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers or varicose ulcers. Both types of wounds require special care and different approaches to healing, or it could get delayed due to infections, nutritional deficiency, diseases in the liver, lung or kidney, treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, obesity, smoking and various other reasons.
Our home based wound care service covers everything from clinical team visit to the patient’s house, assessing the nature of wound, preparing a specialized treatment plan and providing the required care as per the plan. The wound is monitored closely to ensure that it is healing. Patient education on how to heal faster, look for signs of infection, prevent pressure ulcers, what food to eat to help the body heal, is also provided, to ensure the quickest recovery. The team also coordinates with the primary physician to update patient’s progress and take their medical opinion as & when required.
A wound care visit typically covers the following:
- Assessing the wound for adequate healing
- Examining the edges of wound and surrounding skin
- Checking for signs of infection
- Assessing the pain level
- Cleaning the wound
- Changing the dressing
- Assess the overall condition of the patient
Home IV Antibiotic Therapy
IntraVenous (IV) therapy, also known as infusion therapy, involves the administration of medication and IV fluids as per the recommendation of the primary physician. Even with no other medical requirement, patients often end up staying at a clinic just to obtain IV fluids, as the flow of the fluids needs to be monitored closely. With home IV therapy, a registered nurse visits the patient’s home to set up the IV to administer fluids like saline, dextrose or antibiotics. The team coordinates all necessary arrangements for medication, supplies, and equipment needed for successful administration at home.
The timing and frequency of the nurse visit depends on the needs of the individual as prescribed by their doctors or by the our medical team . Home IV services also include peripheral catheter insertion, Venepuncture/phlebotomy and care of central catheter lines. Depending on the recovery, patients can get back to their usual routine and, in some cases, even return to work while still on therapy.