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Study reveals the complexity of caregiving

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2014

~~<p>Caregivers sometimes find supplies or equipment delivered at the door that they had, in fact, expected. But, said Susan Reinhard, it would be nice had it come with instructions or, better still, an instructor.</p>
<p>&quot;About a third of those who are doing wound care were not taught any of it,&quot; she said. &quot;We're talking colostomy care, post-surgical wounds &hellip; tube feedings. All kinds of equipment that people don't teach you, they drop it off at your house.&quot;</p>
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Caregivers sometimes find supplies or equipment delivered at the door that they had, in fact, expected. But, said Susan Reinhard, it would be nice had it come with instructions or, better still, an instructor.

"About a third of those who are doing wound care were not taught any of it," she said. "We're talking colostomy care, post-surgical wounds … tube feedings. All kinds of equipment that people don't teach you, they drop it off at your house." Login for more...



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