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Wound Care

As we age, our skin becomes thinner, more fragile, requiring special care and attention to keep it healthy. Through aggressive, comprehensive care we strive to improve healing time, increase comfort and reduce the cost of treating wounds. Our wound management program also addresses associated medical conditions along with patient and family educational needs.

Wound Management Services Include Treatment For

  • Post-surgical sites
  • Infections
  • Cellulitis
  • Pressure, diabetic and stasis ulcers
  • Burns
  • Gangrene
  • Vascular wounds
  • Wounds complicated by other medical conditions

Admission

Patients admitted for wound management are given a comprehensive assessment by a member of our wound care team. Here we can help identify skin alterations as well as possible areas of concern.

Early Identification Allows

  • Continual observation
  • Frequent monitoring, evaluation, measurement and accurate descriptions to track progress
  • Relationship between patient and wound care team as they interact each day
  • Continuity of care and communication with primary physician, specialist and family on wound status

Treatment Team

Wound care is a multi-disciplinary team effort involving:

  • Professional nursing & consulting physician
  • Nutritional management
  • Physical and occupational therapist and therapy assistants
  • Hygiene
  • Patient and family education
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Surgical intervention
Outside specialists may be sought for wounds that require the expertise of a vascular surgeon, plastic surgeon or infectious disease physician.

Treatment Modalities

Wound Management utilizes aggressive and proven treatment to facilitate tissue healing. As appropriate, these may include:

  • Debridement, including chemical agents
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Pulsed electromagnetic energy
  • Antimicrobial dressing for surgical wounds
  • On-site staple removal for surgical incisions
If you have questions or would like to know more about the services offered at Good Neighbor Society, please contact Jessie Tibbott, Admissions Director.