Wound Care - Services Offered

Services Offered - Wound Care Center

 

When to use the Wound Care Center:

Any patient with a wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks would be a candidate for the Wound Care Center. All of the staff members specialize in the treatment of problem wounds.

Some indications for wound therapy include:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds 
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Vasculitis
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Burns
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

Wound Care Center staff will develop a treatment program based on the patient's individual needs. This program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes needed to improve the healing process.

The Center utilizes the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional clinical practices including:

  • Wound dressings
  • Debridement
  • Compression therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Prescriptive growth factors
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Edema management
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment

Patient care will focus on a whole body approach to wound healing including:

  • Nutritional assessment and counseling
  • Diabetic education
  • Patient and caregiver counseling
  • Pain management
  • Special needs for pressure relief including beds, seat cushions and footwear. 
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