'Tis the season for multiple celebrations - and plenty of culinary temptations! It's important for your patients - especially those with diabetes - to be extra mindful of their dietary intake during the holidays. Here are some healthy holiday eating tips for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients.
Today at WCA programs across the country including Decatur County Memorial Hospital, our team is recognizing National Pressure Injury Prevention Day by increasing awareness about pressure injury prevention. It is estimated that 2.5 million people a year develop a pressure injury, and no other preventable event occurs as frequently. Patients with Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs) have a median excess length of stay of 4.31 days and 60,000 patients die a year as a direct result of Pressure Injuries. Visit www.NPIAP.com for more information.