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AN AMPUTATION AVOIDED

THE LIFENET WAY HAS A LONG-TERM IMPACT ON BEHAVIORS

A nine-year-old boy traumatically injured his foot in a motorbike accident. Skin and muscles were torn to the depth of the bones. Infection was creeping up the boy’s leg and his fever was rising.

LifeNet nurse trainers met the boy during a training session and learned that his dressing had not been changed for two days due to the health center nurses’ lack of wound care knowledge.

Our nurse trainers gathered the supervising doctor and the health center’s nursing staff to demonstrate proper wound care, training them to dress the wound properly and treat the infection twice a day with the right antibiotics.

When LifeNet trainers returned the following week the boy was healing quickly. His fever was down and his foot had been saved from amputation: he would soon walk again.