This tutorial reviews the rationale for the Care at Home series, the key components and how to use these resources.

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Caring for Your Wound at Home: Changing a Dressing

Are you providing wound care at home without hands-on help from a health-care professional? This resource walks you through a simple, step-by-step process for changing a dressing, checking on how the wound is doing and giving information on when to call a health-care professional for help.

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Caring for Your Swollen Legs at Home: Preventing and Managing Venous Leg Ulcers

Do you, or someone you are caring for at home, have swollen legs? This resource outlines possible causes of leg swelling, provides information on what you can do at home to prevent or manage swelling should it occur and outlines when to call a health-care professional for help.

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Caring for Pressure Injuries at Home: Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries

Do you, or someone you are caring for at home, have a pressure injury? Are you or they at risk of developing a pressure injury? This resource outlines the many things you can safely do to prevent a pressure injury from developing or to care for an existing pressure injury.

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Caring for Your Feet: Safe Foot Care if You Have Diabetes

Patients with diabetes and their care partners can use this simple guide to care for their feet at home.

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Caring for Yourself After Surgery: Preventing Surgical Site Infections

This resource provides guidance on things patients and their care partners can do before and after surgery to help prevent infections and recognize the signs of infections if they do occur.

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Diabetic Foot Complications: When is it an emergency?

Patients with diabetes and their care partners can use this simple guide to help prevent or care for diabetic foot complications at home.

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NEW! Caring for Easily Damaged Skin: Preventing and Managing Moisture-associated Skin Damage

This simple guide is intended to help patients and their care partners prevent and care for moisture-associated skin damage. It provides guidance on things to do to help prevent this condition and recognize the signs of any complications if they do occur.

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NEW! Preventing and Managing Skin Injuries: Minor Cuts (Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises)

This simple guide can be used by people of all ages to help keep their skin healthy by preventing minor skin injuries. The information in this resource applies to everyone, but is especially important for individuals who are at high risk for skin injuries.

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NEW! Burns: Preventing and Managing Skin Injuries 

This simple guide can be used by patients and their care partners for preventing or caring for burns at home.

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NEW! Keeping Your Home Safe: Preventing Skin Injuries for the Whole Family

This simple guide that can be used by families to prevent skin injuries at home.

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