Mrs. L.V.’s wound care nurse has attempted several first line treatments including equipment, transfer and diet assessments, along with conservative wound healing techniques (e.g., basic dressings and modifying amount of time in body positions). As a result, the wound care nurse would like to explore other more aggressive techniques.
Q9. List more aggressive methods available for treating pressure ulcers in persons with SCI.
1. Electrical stimulation
2. Topical Negative Pressure Therapy
3. Specific Dressings
4. Normothermic Dressing
5. Anabolic Steroid Agents
6. Laser treatment
7. Ultrasound /ultraviolet light
8. Non-Thermal Pulsed Electromagnetic Energy
9. Recombinant Human Erythropoietin
10. Maggot Therapy