Technology and Wound Care
Technology is the application of scientific knowledge and procedures in practical fields for instance in medicine and industry (Benhabib et al. 2017). In the contemporary world, technology has become integral to the success of any organization
Health technology assessment involves the thorough investigation of technology on health be either in social, economic and ethical issues attached to its use to an individual. This being in line with the evidence-based practice has helped medic practitioners not to apply any method that is detrimental to the patient. Like in wound treatment Vacuum-esque, bandages can be used, and they involve removal of dead body tissues and other harmful substances with vacuums requiring batteries, which add pressure and blood, flow for faster wound healing. The batteries require being charged after some time (Jeschke et al., 2015). In addition, there is the use of Crab Shell Bandages which are bandages made out of the crab shells. The proponents of this technology claim faster healing of wounds and kill bacterial since they contain strong anti-microbial substances. With the integration of EBP and HTA medics can assess the ramifications of this technology and consider to apply it or not ( Jayakumar et al., 2016).
As a medical practitioner, the integration of evidence-based practice and health technology assessment are the great help since they help to take measures and steps that do not attract severe ramifications to the patients. They have contributed greatly to the field of medicine, and therefore I recommend them.
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