The Wound Care Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to wound care. That means specialists from various disciplines work together as a team to provide specialized, comprehensive care for chronic wounds. The team develops a care plan including treatment, education and prevention.
The Wound Care team works under the direction of a physician who is certified in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We also have a Nurse Practitioner that is certified in wound care as well as ostomy and continence. The rest of our team consists of nurses and other disciplines that are certified in wound care and in hyperbaric medicine.
Depending on your unique needs, the care plan may draw from a broad base of specialties including:
• Physical and occupational therapy
• Laboratory services
• Nutrition management
• Pain management
• Diabetes education
• Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Radiology services
• Infection control
• Social services
On your initial visit, the staff will review your medical history, discuss your diagnosis and complete any necessary blood work or other tests to gather information about your blood and oxygen flow. Please bring along a list of your medications, allergies and questions. If you have diabetes, you may want to bring a snack to the first appointment as well, since it might run a little longer than the usual appointment.
Based on the first consultation, the team will develop a care plan customized to your individual needs. Because the treatment program is so specialized, your participation is vital. We ask that you keep all scheduled appointments, follow directions carefully and keep track of your progress between visits. Our staff will update your doctor on your treatment plan and on the progress toward reaching your ultimate goal and ours: healing.
The most common type of wounds treated in our Wound Center are conditions related to:
• Disease of the arteries and veins
• Immune system challenges
• Non-healing surgical wounds
In addition, ostomy treatment and instruction is available for new ostomates to help adjust to lifestyle changes.
The Wound Care Center is located on the first floor of Bridwell Tower and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We encourage a physician referral from your primary care physician, but it is not required to start treatment at the Wound Care Center. Please contact us for your first appointment. You may contact a member of our team by calling (940) 764-6074.