Your First Visit:
When you come in, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. They'll also review your medical history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
Your Healing Program:
When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury.
The Team-Approach to Treatment:
A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Debridement (Removal of non-viable tissue from a wound)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therap