Month: June 2021

24 Jun 2021

June- Wound Care Awareness Month

The American Board of Wound Management has designated the month of June as Wound Care Awareness Month. This month is meant to acknowledge the individuals who live with chronic wounds and face challenges daily due to their conditions. This month is also meant to recognize the efforts of Certified Wound Care Associates®, Certified Wound Specialist®, and Certifies Wound Specialist Physicians®. Nearly 7 million Americans are living with chronic wounds, meaning a wound that fails to process through the normal phases of wound healing in an orderly and timely manner. The longer these chronic wounds go without proper treatment, the greater the chance of infection, hospitalization, and possible amputation. Several factors can cause a normal wound to become a chronic wound. Most of these factors occur during the inflammation stage of healing where the wound will begin to fester, worsen, and possibly become infected. The most common chronic wound cases are venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infectious wounds, ischemic wounds, surgical wounds,…