What is Wound Care?
Wound care refers to the type of treatment required for pressure sores such as skin ulcers. Pressure sores, or more commonly known as bed sores, can occur when the body is immobilized continuously on a surface such as a mattress, a chair, or in a cast for an extended period of time. These skin ulcers or sores tend to develop when the body is immobilized for at least 2-3 hours at a time. These sores have a red or purple color to them and are warm and sensitive to the touch. If these sores are left untreated, the skin can break open and potentially become infected and painful.