This tutorial reviews the rationale for the Care at Home series, the key components and how to use these resources.
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Wounds Canada always wanted to develop a Care at Home series—then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and it became a top priority! Everyone can benefit from this 10-part series, whether it be for personal care, professional care or health-care delivery. The Care at Home series is designed to increase and validate health-positive behaviours, to maintain healthy skin, and for wound prevention and management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.