Wound Care Toolbox

  1. Wound Care ToolboxClean Dressing Change Technique by Kris Dalseg MS PT CWS CLT – This document contains a list of suggestions to follow when changing a patient’s dressing
  2. Glossary of Wound Care Terms
  3. Wound Care Evaluation by Kris Dalseg, PT CWS CLT – This document is intended to describe a standard wound care evaluation for healthcare practitioners
  4. Types of wounds
    1. Arterial insufficiency
    2. Venous insufficiency and Chronic Conditions
    3. Pressure ulcers
    4. Diabetic Ulcers – and Foot Ulcers
  5. Wound care modalities
    1. Electrical Stimulation
    2. Ultrasound
      1. High frequency – traditional high frequency ultrasound has been used for years by physical therapists with acute injuries. It can also be utilized for wound healing. However, it the last few years the latest low frequency ultrasounds have been specifically developed for chronic wound healing.
      2. Low frequency: Contact
        1. Misonix
        2. Arobella Qoustic Wound Therapy
        3. Soring Sonoca180
      3. Low frequency: Non-Contact
        1. MIST Therapy
  6. Pulsed shortwave diathermy and articles on Ivivi
  7. Davol
  8. Dressing categories – for information regarding transparent films, foams, hydrocolloids, calcium alginates, chemical debriders, honey dressings, antimicrobials, and compression dressings please refer to these sites:
    1. http://woundeducators.com/resources/wound-dressings/
    2. Honey dressings – and more here
  9. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    1. Science behind Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    2. MoblVac Portable Wound Care System
    3. Smith & Nephew Treatment Systems
    4. Guidelines for using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    5. Prospera Wound Care Systems