Dana Williams, APRN
Proper wound care promotes healing, reduces risk of infection, decreases pain, and enhances overall patient satisfaction. If you have a wound that has not healed for more than six weeks, you may benefit from specialized wound care treatment. Ask your physician about a referral to the Wound Care Clinic at Geary Community Hospital.
- What Is A Wound?
A wound is an injury involving a break in the skin. Wounds that do not heal in a timely fashion (generally two to six weeks) can become chronic non-healing wounds.
Chronic wounds can cause pain, discomfort, odor and limited mobility. Chronic wounds may result in reclusive behavior with social and economic consequences. Chronic wounds often result from other serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and blood circulation disorders. Other contributing factors include poor nutritional intake, age, physical limitations, pressure on skin over bony areas, and hygiene.
- How Does Wound Care Work?
Geary Community Hospital’s Wound Care Clinic is designed to offer treatment tailored to the individual. We begin by reviewing your wound and general health history. Blood analysis and special test results are returned, and a plan of care is developed for each patient.
- Foot Care Program
Patients with diabetes or other diseases that decrease circulation in the feet and legs can benefit from foot and nail care by a certified provider at the GCH Wound Clinic.
- Ostomy Program
Patients with new ostomies, problems with skin barriers, or other issues related to the stoma can be seen for ostomy care consultations.
- Burn Care
- Chronic, Non-healing Wounds
- Diabetic Wounds
- Foot & Nail Care
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Non-healing Surgical Wounds
- Ostomy Care
- Pressure Ulcers
- Traumatic Injury
- Venous & Arterial Wounds