Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Implementation

3.0. Implement a plan of care to mitigate risk factors that can influence wound healing.
3.1. Provide wound care consisting of debridement, infection control and moisture balance
where appropriate.
3.2. Redistribute pressure applied to foot ulcer(s) by the use of offloading devices.
3.3. Provide health education to optimize diabetes management, foot care and ulcer care.
3.4. Facilitate client-centred learning based on individual needs to prevent or reduce complications.