Wound Care Patient Support Programme
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Acting as a barrier from the outside world, it keeps the body protected from infections and temperature changes. Injuries can damage this protective layer, leading to wounds, scarring and potential risks such as infection. Wound care is of the utmost importance following a burn, surgery or injury to limit the chance of infection and preserve the skins function. Further to the advice a medical professional will provide following an injury or burn, self-management techniques are important to help you take control of your health.
Our talkhealth Wound Care Patient Support Programme (PSPs) are suitable for all those who are living with wounds, whether you have recently developed your injury or you have been managing your wound for some time, and the carers of someone who has a wound or scar of some sort.
The mywound programme is designed to provide you with supportive weekly information, from medical professionals, charities and talkhealth. The PSP has been written under the NHS England guidelines for the Information Standard, which means that the information you receive has been created using reliable and trusted sources of information.
With a weekly email, containing a link through to a wealth of information about wound healing and scar management, mywound provides 12 weeks of dedicated support and includes coverage of topics such as:
- Stages of wound healing
- Pain management
- Scar management
- And much more
* All information and material provided is not intended in any way to be a replacement for professional medical care and advice. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspects of life with talkhealth conditions or others ailments you should ALWAYS check with your doctor, health visitor or professional medical advisor.