Talk to your patients – besides physical care about a chronic wound the emotional and psychological care about a patient with chronic wound is essential as well for successful healing.
A patient who believes in healing and who had a positive attitude will more likely follow instructions of a doctor or nurse which are especially important in case of (un)loading of the wound and proper dressing and wound care products to promote healing.
In most of the cases patients are old and sometimes patients are hopeless and isolated. Especially if they feel embarrassed due to foot odour and loose mobility so they are less able to socialize.
What to do? - As chronic wound heal slowly make a digital photo regularly so that even you patient can see healing results.
Modern dressings can reduce pain, leakage and odour, and waterproof dressings help to overcome the problem of having a shower. You can use any relaxation technique or ask for psychologist help if you experience despair and depression.
Chronic wound care in most of the cases is only manageable with support of relatives, encourage them to visit patients regularly, support in hobbies and involve them in not just managing the wound but celebrating steps of healing as well.
With this complex approach you will experience better compliance and improvement in healing results as well.