Physician, Center of Vascular and Mini-Invasive Surgery Podlesí a.s., Třinec, Czech Republic
A number of external influences (traumas, chemical and biological effects, local disproportionate shear stress, friction and pressure, etc.) may lead to the deterioration of skin cover integrity, followed by impaired tissue repair and ulceration. A non-healing wound must always be seen as a symptom of another serious, often chronic, disease. The formation of the wound and its healing process is modified by several factors such as physiological skin againg, associated diseases, nutritional condition, pharmacotherapy, age and other. All these attributes are fulfilled with an algorithm for the prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers.The algorithm published on the web portal www.akutne.cz represents an innovative educational material for healthcare professionals who are not primarily established specialists in the care of non-healing wounds. It helps to better understand the context of decubitus ulcers formation, which is needed not only for its treatment but also as prevention. I believe that this algorithm will be frequently visited and used by the web portal users.