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What are the factors contributing to delayed wound healing?

What are the factors contributing to delayed wound healing? Local Factors Contributing to Delayed Wound Healing Local factors, inherent to the wound condition, contributing to delayed wound healing are as follows: Excessive edema involving the wound site: Healthy blood flow to the wound site is needed for quicker wound healing, as it brings in oxygen and nutrients to the healing wound tissue. Ample blood flow also brings in white blood cells into the wound tissue, [...]

How to educate patient or caregiver regarding insulin administration

How to educate patient or caregiver regarding insulin administration Patient education on mechanism of insulin action Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas in your body. Insulin helps with shifting the glucose from the blood into the cells of body tissues. This helps with regulating the blood sugar levels. Also, glucose transported into the cells provides nutrition to the cells and thus is utilized for the metabolism and normal function of body cells. [...]

Anatomy of Brain

Anatomy of Brain Structure of the brain The brain is one of the largest, most complex organs in the human body, and is contained in the head, closely protected by the bones of the skull. Brain is the central organ of the nervous system and together with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. Brain is broadly divided into cerebrum or the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, and brainstem, each part performing different functions and put together contribute [...]

Lifestyle Measures for Individuals with History of Seizures

Lifestyle Measures for Individuals with History of Seizures Compromised awareness, loss of consciousness, and altered muscle tone during driving or operating heavy machinery in individuals with history of seizures can contribute to accidents and mortality associated. This can also be dangerous and life—threatening to other individuals in the vicinity. Individuals with seizure history could have limitations on the driver’s license regarding the minimum amount of time one should be free of seizures, before being allowed [...]

Home Safety Measures for Alzheimer’s Patients

Home Safety Measures for Alzheimer’s Patients Avoid/limit the use of mirrors in patient’s room and restroom, as mirror images can be extremely confusing to an individual with Alzheimer’s. It is very common for an Alzheimer’s patient to interpret the image of self in the mirror as a different person and fearing a threat from this unknown person in the mirror, could attack the mirror leading to injuries & accidents. Alzheimer’s patients could poorly interpret sensations [...]

Management Measure for Prostate Cancer

Management Measure for Prostate Cancer Management measure for prostate cancer which essentially depend upon various factors, such as, the type of cancer, how rapid the cancer is growing, extent of involvement, sites of cancer spread, individual’s age, other coexisting health conditions, and many others. Periodical evaluation: Low grade prostate cancers that are confined to a small portion of prostate and are asymptomatic could never be actively treated. Periodical evaluation with ultrasound, MRI, and biopsy, as [...]

How home health nurses can complete home health visit optimally

How home health nurses can complete the home health visit optimally During a home health visit, be it an assessment or weekly visit, a home health nurse is required to do certain processes such as taking patient's vital readings, making note of any medication changes, upcoming doctor visit etc. During the home health visit, nurses are expected to do an all round evaluation of the patient's health status. We have a list of recommendations for home [...]

Contraindications For Using Feosol

Contraindications For Using Feosol Do not take Feosol, if you ever manifested any allergic responses to intake of the feosol. In the event of history of an allergic response with feosol or any preparations containing iron, check with your physician regarding your safety with intake of Feosol. Phenylalanineis an amino acid used by your body to build  Deficiency of enzymes needed to metabolize phenylalanine in your body can result in a metabolic disorder called phenylketonuria. [...]

Risk Factors or Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

Risk Factors or Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic kidney disease could result from chronic exposure to risk factors such as, Poorly controlled hypertension Poorly managed diabetes Hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia Severe heart failure Poorly managed arrhythmias Health conditions involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys & associated structures, such as, lupus and glomerulonephritis Overuse or abuse of NSAID drugs like naproxen, aspirin, indomethacin, ibuprofen, and diclofenac Hereditary conditions of the kidney affecting the kidney structure, such [...]

Measures to Make the Home Wheelchair Accessible

Measures to Make the Home Wheelchair Accessible Check with your physician and therapist regarding the accommodations at your home that best suit your needs. Parking spots: Parking in the designated parking lots for the disabled can significantly reduce the distance disabled individuals have to roll or drive their wheelchairs. All apartment complexes and office spaces should provide nearest parking at the entry for the disabled. Lowered curbs: Lowering the curb height in front of the [...]