Busting wound care myths this Wound Awareness Week
Thursday, August 24
Lots of wounds can be healed with the right diagnosis and treatment at the right time, but many Australians living with wounds just don't get the advice they need. And, when it comes to wound care, there are lots of myths about what actually works.
This Wound Awareness Week, let's get wound care RIGHT! Follow these steps.
Step 1: Understand the Wound Warning SignsThere are four simple signs to watch out for:
Read more about wounds in our factsheet.
Step 2: Ask for the right kind of helpThere are so many great sources of wound care advice in your community and this factsheet provides a good starting point.
However, there's also a lot of bad advice out there. Or even good advice that's inappropriate for your wound or situation. The best way to know for sure is to see a medical professional, as Wound Awareness Week Champion and comedian Nelly Thomas explains.
This Wound Awareness Week, let's get wound care RIGHT! The RIGHT diagnosis and the RIGHT treatment at the RIGHT time.
Here's how you can help: