Wound Care

Wound Care

Joined: October 25th, 2006, 4:18 pm

October 25th, 2006, 4:28 pm #1

Hey everyone, I have become very interested in wound care recently. I have been doing some research online and looking into different types of dressings. I was wondering if any of you had tried this new dressing called COPA http://www.copadressing.com It is supposed to be super soft and absorbant. Let me know if you have tried it or if you have any other suggestions.
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Joined: October 3rd, 2006, 12:24 pm

October 25th, 2006, 7:05 pm #2

In my area, nursing homes don't allow CNAs to apply dressings for wound care. Only the LPNs and RNs do. I am not sure who applies wound care in most home health. I know the agency I work with, the LPNs or RNs go into the homes.

I do think COPA foam wound dressing is a winner, and it helps prevent a high percentage of breakdowns. COPA would be a great access in more health care facilities and nursing homes. Hopefully there will be less decubitis ulcers.

Also, in the website, if one wants to see a sample of this foam, one can request a sample on line.
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Joined: February 13th, 2004, 5:08 pm

October 25th, 2006, 8:10 pm #3

Hey everyone, I have become very interested in wound care recently. I have been doing some research online and looking into different types of dressings. I was wondering if any of you had tried this new dressing called COPA http://www.copadressing.com It is supposed to be super soft and absorbant. Let me know if you have tried it or if you have any other suggestions.
Yeah, we used it in the hospital (well, not WE, the nurses). The hospital had a full-time, wound care nurse who researched products, educated the nurses, and was hands on herself. This was a relatively new product, if I recall.

Unfortunately, LTC's can't afford the luxury of a specialized, full-time, nurse..........
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Ashlynn
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November 1st, 2006, 4:32 pm #4

In my area, nursing homes don't allow CNAs to apply dressings for wound care. Only the LPNs and RNs do. I am not sure who applies wound care in most home health. I know the agency I work with, the LPNs or RNs go into the homes.

I do think COPA foam wound dressing is a winner, and it helps prevent a high percentage of breakdowns. COPA would be a great access in more health care facilities and nursing homes. Hopefully there will be less decubitis ulcers.

Also, in the website, if one wants to see a sample of this foam, one can request a sample on line.
Thanks for your input. Glad to hear that you like the product. We have been using now for a little while and it seems to be preforming very well.

Also, thanks for reminding me, I forgot to mention that you can order samples <a href="http://www.copadressing.com">here</a>
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