Comprehensive Wound Healing Center
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Expert Medical Staff To Address Your Patients Needs
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital
provides a multidisciplinary program of treatment and support services
for the cost-effective management of acute and chronic problem wounds.
Our continuum of care includes wound assessment, treatment based on advanced
medical methodologies, pain management, patient education and support
services, including hyperbaric therapy.
Since problem wounds are often associated with other underlying medical
conditions, our program is specifically designed to integrate wound care
with ongoing health care. We coordinate wound treatment plans with the
patients primary care and specialty care physicians help to ensure that
each patients individual needs are addressed.
How it Works
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered
to body tissues by the blood. It is important to note that the potential
benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy may result from an oxygen-enriched
bloodstream and not from the oxygen's direct contact with wounds.
This is why wound dressings are usually left in place during treatment.
The doctor will discuss the specific reason for the referral to hyperbaric
therapy, but generally this treatment may provide one or more of the following effects:
- Enhanced wound healing
- Increased oxygen delivery to injured tissue
- Improved infection control
- Greater blood vessel formation
- Preservation of damaged tissues
- Elimination and reduced effects of toxic substances
Meeting the challenges
Problem wounds create a complex set of challenges. At The Comprehensive
Wound Healing Center, we provide a wide range of services for wound treatment
and management of associated medical conditions. Our comprehensive services
are designed to ensure cost-effective, standardized care with the flexibility
to develop individualized treatment plans.
We provide an assessment of the wound site as well as the patient health
factors that may be affecting the wound healing process.
Our multidisciplinary team develops individualized treatment plans that
include wound care management and appropriate adjunctive therapies.
Our wound care team includes licensed health care professionals trained
in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a physician team practicing
in various medical specialties.
Patients and caregivers are provided with education on wound care at home
and lifestyle adjustments to facilitate the healing process. Effective
management techniques for underlying medical conditions are also taught
with emphasis given to proper patient compliance.
The treatment team reviews the needs of patients including wound care products,
assistive devices and at-home wound care. Detailed patient instructions
are provided along with a plan for ongoing follow-up.
Integrated support services are requested to help patients and caregivers
cope with the demands of wound treatment regimens and any necessary lifestyle
Promoting the Process
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center provides a wide range of therapies
specifically designed to help promote the healing process. Some of the
therapies provided by the Center may include:
- Nutritional Support
- Support Surface Recommendations
- Infection Management
- Compression Therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Occupational and Physical Therapy
Providing key benefits
Our comprehensive program for healing problem wounds strives to provide
the following benefits to both patients and healthcare providers:
- Standardized care, via critical pathways, that is cost-effective and may
help improve positive patient outcomes.
- Multispecialty care team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals
that have advanced training in wound care.
- Case management approach to care that provides individualized treatment
plans and coordination of wound care with ongoing health care.
How to Refer (For Physicians)
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center recognizes the important role that
referring physicians play in successful early diagnosis, treatment and
follow up. As a service that receives referrals from a wide geographic
area, the Center is dedicated to maintaining contact with referring physicians
on an ongoing basis, including full documentation of treatment and progress.