Wound Care

Caring for wounds is more complex than just cleaning the skin and applying a bandage. Wound care is one of the most expensive complications of illness that may occur. Not only does the wound potentially cause pain or discomfort but scarring may also result. The occurrence of infection can cause life-threatening complications as well. The treatment of wounds requires many hours of care and many supplies. Progress has been made in recent years to improve wound treatment thus reducing healing time, the occurrence of infection, and the frequency of dressing changes. Understanding various types of wounds and the specific treatment options now available requires specialized training which our wound care nurses Roberta Futrell, RN, WCC and Sheila Groves, RN, WCC have received.

Our Certified Wound Care Specialists provide an assessment of patients’ overall health including nutrition, mobility, medications, and skin condition. Any indication of infection, the size, location of the wound and contributing factors will be observed. The treatment options appropriate for the patient will then be discussed with the physician and a plan of care completed. They will then oversee the treatment of the wound, provide education to improve nutrition, decrease risk of infection, and improve mobility or position changes to reduce pressure to the skin.

Types of Wounds:

• Arterial Ulcers
• Venous Stasis Ulcers
• Diabetic Ulcers
• Pressure Ulcers
• Surgical Wounds
• Traumatic Wounds
• Complicated Wounds

Consultation Available:

• Wound Management
• Ostomy Management
• Wound Vacs
• Specialized Skin Care
• Specialized Dressing Changes