Wound Care

Treatment for infected and nonhealing wounds

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Every year approximately 8 million Americans suffer from chronic wounds. Those suffering from diabetes, poor circulation or other health conditions are often at a higher risk for nonhealing wounds. Our wound care services provide you with an evaluation and treatment program tailored to your specific situation. Our facilities offer a variety of treatments for many types of wounds.

Types of wounds treated

  • Arterial ulcers: Occurring on feet or toes from poor circulation, causing arteries to harden
  • Chronic leg ulcers: Resulting from poor circulation
  • Diabetic ulcers: Occurring on the legs or feet from nerve damage or poor circulation
  • Post-op wounds: Infected wounds or wounds resulting from post-operative incisional breakdown
  • Pressure sores: Resulting from a constant pressure to the skin, usually over bony areas
  • Nonhealing wounds: Wounds that won’t heal after six to eight weeks

Services provided

  • Evaluation and wound assessment: The entire wound site is carefully and thoroughly examined
  • Treatment plan: Patients benefit from an individualized care plan created by an interdisciplinary team of wound care experts, including nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians specializing in plastic surgery, infectious diseases, vascular surgery, podiatry, internal medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Education: An education and assistance plan is developed for patients and includes information on caring for wounds at home, nutrition tips and guidelines for patients to encourage the healing process

Your treatment program

  • Debridement: Using the latest techniques and training, wound care staff remove dead tissue from the wound, making room for new healthy tissue
  • Pressure wound relief: The best treatment is chosen to relieve pressure on existing wounds and prevent new pressure wounds by using the correct support surfaces like seat cushions, footwear, and special beds or mattresses
  • Infection control: Using biopsies or blood cultures, the wound care staff will identify any causes of infection and treat it with the proper antibiotics
  • Compression therapy: Using elastic stockings or bandages to increase blood flow, compression therapy also helps prevent blood pooling and decreases swelling
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure: By introducing negative pressure, blood and other fluids are removed from the wound site.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment: 100 percent oxygen is taken into your bloodstream and tissues, which helps rebuild damaged tissue and increases white blood cell activity to combat infection