Mr. Jones is a 76-year-old patient admitted to the medical surgical floor with complications of a nonhealing foot ulcer. Mr. Jones has a history of diabetes, hypertension, and COPD. He has a BMI of 29. His daily medications include metformin, Lisinopril, and prednisone. His wife has recently passed away and he lives alone.
- Based upon what is known about Mr. Jones, what factors might be contributing to his nonhealing wound?
- What other factors that influence wound healing might be important to assess with Mr. Jones?