presented by Wendy K. Anemaet
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Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C
Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her PhD in Aging Studies from…Read full bio
1. Maintaining a Moist Wound Bed: Dressings
This chapter builds on the four step method of managing wounds by describing various types of dressings that can be used to enhance wound healing by maintaining a moist wound bed. The implications of each type of dressing are discussed and the importance of being able to accurately select an appropriate dressing is stressed.
2. Protecting the area: Positioning and Pressure Relief Devices
This chapter describes methods of positioning to prevent undue stress on the wound. In addition, pressure relieving devices are discussed to assist in minimizing pressure during sitting and sleep. By protecting the wound, clinicians prevent trauma to the area and speed wound healing.
3. Risk Assessment for Pressure Ulcers
This chapter describes two tools, The Braden Scale and the Norton Assessment, used to determine an individual’s risk for developing a pressure ulcer. By assessing each patient for risk, clinicians can intervene early to prevent the development of pressure wounds.