Wound care has never been a serious issue until the world got threatened by the outbreak of a deadly and contagious disease, the Novel Coronavirus. It is the time when the entire closed is locked down, and no one can go out unless it's imperative. It feels like coronavirus has taken over every other disease as all that everyone is talking about is this virus. One of the very critical issues that have aroused as a result of overloaded hospitals and lockdown in every country is wound care.Covid-19 being highly contagious has left everyone frightened to the extent that many wound care centers have also shut so that no physical contact is made with anyone. This situation has left people requiring wound care in extreme trouble because many hospitals have either limited or completely shut down their OPD for wound care. Many wound patients are refusing to visit clinics due to the fear of the virus, whereas several professional in-home nurses have banned visitors.
Why is wound care essential?
Small wounds like scratches or minor cuts don't require professional medical aid. However, patients with recent surgical wounds, chronic conditions, severe cuts, or diabetic foot ulcers need immediate medical assistance. If these cases are left untreated for a long time, they can lead to dangerous consequences.
Wound care requires Telewound.
It is a digital platform that can help healthcare professionals to visualize the wounds of patients. However, wound care needs to have accurate and high definition images and videos. Wound measurement is a crucial step to provide the right treatment, and the tissue color should also be exact as it determines the skin's health.
If this innovative idea is focused by the government and healthcare industries, several wound care issues can be resolved including, wound patients' visits will be reduced, the risk of spreading the virus will be lessened, can get assistance from wound care specialists, and much more.
Technology won't be effective alone; if we all come together to safeguard each other and improve the quality of care, the future of wound care wouldn't be in danger after this pandemic ends.
Infographic by: Swiftmedical.com