Helping you heal

Patients are sometimes discharged from the hospital with slow-healing surgical wounds. Others suffer from chronic conditions 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 acute or chronic wounds gain independence and better health through the care of our specially trained staff. Our team of nurses have received advanced training in wound care and wound products by our staff wound ostomy-certified nurses (WOCNs). The WOCNs may make recommendations for the most appropriate, evidence-based wound treatment regimens to shorten healing time. A nutritionist is also available to help patients understand the role of protein in healing.

Patients are treated in their own homes, which helps individuals get better faster. Physicians are notified of any recommendations for treatment changes after the patient is seen.

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  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Fistulas
  • Stasis ulcers
  • Traumatic ulcers
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  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Selection of pressure-reducing support surfaces
  • Wound product selection
  • Braden scale assessments performed on all patients to identify those at risk for skin breakdown
  • Conservative sharp debridement by WOCN only
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  • Wound assessment, dressing changes and administering antibiotic therapy (if prescribed)
  • Education for patients and caregivers on how to change wound dressings in the absence of home care, management of pain and how to recognize possible complications
  • State-of-the-art therapies, such as NPWT, which stimulates growth and helps wounds heal faster
  • Coordination of care with your physician
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BJC Home Care is a provider of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). There are many benefits of this therapy, including:

  • If NPWT is appropriate the wound may heal faster
  • The machines are quiet, small and lightweight, making them highly portable
  • They're easy to use
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BJC Home Care nurses take photos of wounds and upload them to the BJC's secure network for physician to review electronically. There are many benefits to wound photos, including:

  • The procedure is convenient for the physicians and patients
  • The photos are organized chronologically
  • The procedure improves communication between the physician and the home care wound team
  • Photos can be emailed to the physicians if they are not a BJC physician
  • Treatment can be based on real-time data, allowing improved outcomes
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Our team of nurses have received advanced training in Ostomy care and products by our staff wound ostomy-certified nurses (WOCNs). The WOCNs are available to assist with pouching issues and may make recommendations for the most appropriate appliance.