My first assignment in HHA was to check on a "Superficial bed sore" reported by the family. I walked into the house and could smell it from the front room. When I peeled back the diaper I found an Ulcer deep enough to put my fist into. Mind the only ulcer I had dressed was the one on the dummy in RN school. I ended up packing it with a sanitary napkin soaked in saline and then got her an appointment at the wound clinic. The doctor thought I was very creative and sent me up to attend free training. Today I love wounds - The challange that is. Always protect you license - don't do any procedure you have not been trained to do and ask for all the trainging you can get. Also if doing home health I suggest you carry extra mal-practice insurance - I've had my policy since school and it covers me for up to a million dollors for about $80.00 a quarter. Well worth it.