If Wounds Could Talk

If a patient’s wound could talk in today’s health care arena… to whom would they speak? Obviously the daily responsibility for wound management is most likely undertaken by nurses … so this is where the one on one conversation begins.

To illustrate this point please be considerate of the following scenario:

Experienced and dedicated Nurse X completed a full assessment on a middle age male patient named Smitty with known history of hypertension, Type I Diabetes, kidney stones, is a one pack of cigarette smoker a day, and known to divulge in