Lesson 1: Heal Your Wound Faster With Education

Being a patient, you should be educated to take the best care of yourself and improve your health. Clinical data shows that the more patients are involved in their care, the more they will understand their wound and be more willing to follow through with the rest of the treatment. If you have a family member or caregiver helping you, be sure to ask them to be present with you or involved during instructions. This way, whoever is changing the dressing can learn too.

Healthcare professionals tend to forget how the wound person must feel. It is usual for patients to have feelings of fear and uncertainty, and you may also have feelings of depression and a lower sense of self-worth. Keep yourself and have a caregiver involved in your care, from admission to discharge. This will help with your overall results in healing and other health care conditions.