The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Best Practices and Considerations for Wound Care. People experiencing homelessness often have wounds resulting from injuries, burns, frostbite, and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. These wounds can be challenging to treat— particularly when the patient has inadequate access to health care, housing, and other resources critical to healing. This new issue emphasizes the holistic nature of wound care and provides perspectives from health centers, medical respite facilities, and outreach teams. Also discussed is the role of community partnerships in facilitating wound care for people without homes.
Healing Hands is designed by homeless health care professionals for homeless health care professionals, particularly clinicians and support staff, across the U.S. This publication is designed to help learners understand and apply information about effective delivery of health care to patients without homes. CME credits are available for reading the issue and successfully completing the post-test.