Wound Education

Many people know smoking can cause lung cancer and heart disease, but did you know smoking can affect wound healing? Cigarette smoke is filled with harmful chemicals including nicotine, hydrogen cyanide, and carbon monoxide that affects wound health in many ways. Whether you suffer from...

Here are 8 things to know about basic wound first aid Wounds can happen anytime and anywhere. That's why it is important to be prepared and equipped with the knowledge of how to provide wound care at home or when to seek professional help if necessary....

It is widely known that nutrition is an important component of wound healing. People with chronic wounds are more likely to have nutrient deficiencies than those without chronic wounds. The wound healing process requires a great deal of energy and nutrients to carry out many...

By Maureen Vantine, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC Chief Nursing Officer and Co-Founder at Mendota Health    “Grandma!”  Grace sobbed, “I fell off my bike and I’m bleeding!”. Sharon ran to her granddaughter to take a look at the injury. Grace had suffered a minor scratch that would heal easily...