By Kari K. Harman, RN-C, CCM, CWCA, WCN-C, CSWD-C, ACCWS, DAPWCA
For patients discharged from the acute care setting, the road home can be laden with potholes and speed bumps. For many patients, the fear of the unknown after being newly diagnosed with a wound or the exacerbation of a health condition can be overwhelming. Caregivers are likely to have the same feelings as patients. This blog will navigate through some avoidable roadblocks and barriers to ensure a smooth ride home. By establishing manageable expectations and partnering with home health agencies that have proficient wound care programs, the patient and caregiver can genuinely be on the road to recovery.