Infected wounds caused by harmful bacteria may spread to other parts of your body. Tetanus can be fatal if the bacteria that cause it are infected. Know what to look for and get an infection treated right away.
Infection is more likely to occur in a wound if:
- Caused by a hole (puncture), such as a nail or a piece of glass.
- Caused by a human or animal bite, particularly a cat.
- Isn’t cleaned or treated right away.
- Occurs in your hand, foot, leg, armpit, or groin.
- Occurs when you have diabetes, alcoholism, a weak immune system, or poor blood circulation.
Aging adults living alone with a health condition like diabetes are more prone to wound infections. As such, our skilled nursing experts are experienced in caring for and managing different wound conditions to improve recovery, increase patient independence and comfort, and reduce the incidence of wound recurrence, complications, and infection.
Infected wound complications can range from local to systemic. A non-healing wound is the most serious local complication of an infected wound, stalled wound healing. The patient frequently suffers significant pain, discomfort, and psychological harm.
At Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC, we provide care for wound care services, including pressure ulcers, vascular and diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, fistulas, and skin breakdown due to incontinence.
We offer home health care that focuses on helping clients stay healthy and comfortable despite their health requirements.
Our homecare in Colorado can help with prompt and proper wound cleansing to reduce bioburden and maintain proper nutrition and hydration for our clients.
We also offer CPR training in Aurora, Colorado.