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Patients are sometimes discharged from the hospital with slow-healing surgical wounds. Others suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes that can cause wounds or open sores that don’t heal easily. To prevent infections and other complications, getting proper care for wounds at home is critical.
Patients with wounds can gain independence and better health through the care of our specially trained staff. They are treated in their own home which helps individuals get better faster.
Our wound care team of 20 registered nurses have received advanced training on wound care and wound products. We also have two wound ostomy certified nurses (WOCNs). This expert staff can recommend the most appropriate treatment to shorten healing time and keep the number of home visits to a minimum.
- Our therapists work closely with your physician
- Patients can maintain their independent lifestyle while recovering at home.
- If any problems arise, patients have access to teams specially trained in diabetes care, cardiac care and treatment of COPD, as well as, those with expertise with IV antibiotics
- The same therapist or nurse consistently manages the patient's care
- If other care is needed, the patient’s records travel with them to other BJC facilities.
Types of Wounds Treated
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Stasis ulcers
Types of Care Provided
- Basic care such as cleaning wounds, changing dressings and administering antibiotic therapy (if prescribed)
- Education for patients and caregivers on how to change wound dressings, manage pain and recognize potential complications
- State-of-the-art therapy such as the a Vacuum Assisted Closure (Vac) which stimulates growth and helps wounds heal faster.
- Coordination of care with your doctor, including sending digital pictures of your wound.