legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
U - Z
Ultra Sound Assisted Wound Therapy – Debriding deep wounds using ultrasound.
Unstageable Bed Sore – A bedsore that has full tissue loss and the base of the sore is covered with dead cells and hard scabs with fluid that excretes out of them to hide how deep they are in the skin.
Wound Documentation – A detailed description in the medical record of the wound on the patient being treated; type of wound; location of wound; full or partial thickness of wound; stage of wound; size; tracts; drainage; odor; tissue characteristics/types; wound edges; surrounding tissue; indicators of infection; pain; conditions affecting healing; topicals; patient/caregiver education.
Wound Vac – Machine which uses negative pressure to help heal an open wound and close it from the inside out.
Wrongful Death – An individual’s loss of life as a result of the willful or negligent act of another person/persons/facility.