by Janet Wolfson PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA
Delayed wound healing: how did it start, what are we doing to prevent delay, and what could we be doing differently when delay is noted?
If you have worked in wound care a long time, there are those wounds we recall that were a real puzzle. Why wouldn't they heal when we were doing everything right? Sometimes it is as simple as finding out that the client has been sleeping in a recliner instead of a bed, in which case edema and sacral wounds will suffer. Or perhaps that the patient has resumed smoking now that their mobility allowed getting outdoors.