Hospitals and Wound Care Management
Wounds need proper care to repair and heal. Wound care wound healing and complications are here to stay. The demands of wound care are increasing over the years. Hospitals have established their wound care management team to accommodate the growing patient population.
The wound care centers in hospitals are established to provide a comprehensive and individualized plan of care for all types of wounds from simple cuts and scrapes to the most complex.
The same with other hospital departments, a wound care center is equipped with advanced tools and technology. It also comprises competent, certified, and licensed workers so patients are confident of receiving multi-disciplinary wound management and treatment.
Creating a wound care center helps a patient to convenient access to the following:
- Different wound healing techniques
- Prevention and Education
- Pain Management
Wound care management departments in hospitals are both beneficial to the patients and wound care workers; nurses, doctors, therapists. Below are some of the wound care center benefits that work best for patients and wound care workers:
- In-depth wound care to patients with chronic, surgical, and traumatic wounds.
- Provide continuous care to key surgery departments like oncology, plastic surgery, cardiology, orthopedic, and vascular.
- Correlating of systematic wound care treatment and management from physicians, dietitians, therapists, and nurses.
- Gather data from other care institutions to the most updated wound care statistics and to introduce the most effective wound care program for better wound outcomes.
- Provide regular updates to patients regarding wound care and management using the latest wound care products
- Specialized and immediate wound treatment and management
- Hospital stays and workloads are reduced while the infection rate is less
Hospital wound care centers use the latest technology to treat wounds and treat the cause of such a problem. The use of advanced technology is immensely useful for patients with wound conditions that are resistant to the traditional methods of healing and those with chronic wounds.
Below are some of the services offered in hospital wound care centers:
- Bioengineered skin that looks close to human skin used to treat severe wound conditions
- Debridement is the removal of the dead or infected tissue to promote faster and better healing
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) the approach used to treat chronic or non-healing wounds. The treatment works by placing the patient in a pressurized chamber with 100% oxygen. Frequency of sessions depends on the wound condition and the healing process is dependent on the level of oxygen
- Skin grafting is a procedure to replace skin burns with skin substitutes as temporary wound covering. The process promotes healing and stimulates skin growth
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, this treatment works by using negative pressure to remove edema or swelling fluid
Setting up a wound care center may take time to be realized as it involves looking for the best and specialists in the field. The wound care management department is known to reduce hospital stay for patients.
It also lessens the burden of over worked medical and health care workers. Most of all, it promotes and develop wound treatment and program based on each client’s unique needs.
We specialize in diagnosis and treatment for any and all wound care issues for patients in San Diego County, Orange County, and Riverside County. For more information or to set an appointment, please contact us.