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Tips on Choosing a Wound Care Center

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What is a wound care center?

A wound care center is a specialist medical treatment center that deals with wounds that won’t heal. Wound care center staff may include specially certified doctors, nurses, and physical therapists that can help manage and heal problematic wounds. These healthcare providers will coordinate treatment with your personal physician to make sure that you get the best care possible. 

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Topics: Wound Care, Inpatient Rehab

Why a Wound Care Specialist is Vital for Inpatient Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're in the hospital for rehabilitation and you have an ulcer, bed sore, or surgical wound, you may have been assigned a wound care specialist. A wound care specialist is a healthcare provider with advanced training in assessing, dressing, and caring for open, non-healing wounds.

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Topics: Wound Care, Inpatient Rehab

How to Recover from Stasis and Pressure Ulcers

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Ulcers are areas in which the skin has eroded, creating an open wound. They are often round and crater-like, may leak fluid or blood, and the skin around the ulcer may be red, inflamed, tender to the touch, and in some cases, very painful. Ulcers may affect just the surface layers of skin, or they can extend deep into the underlying dermal layers or even into the fat layer beneath the skin. The most common types of skin ulcers are stasis ulcers and pressure ulcers.

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Topics: Wound Care

3 Important Ways to Best Care for Your Surgical Wounds

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you have had surgery, good surgical wound care is important to ensure proper healing and recovery, prevention of excess scarring, and protection against infections and other complications. Once you are discharged from the hospital, the responsibility for that care will rest primarily on your shoulders and will include caring for the incision, cleaning the wound, changing dressings, applying any prescribed topical treatments, taking antibiotics or other medications as directed, and monitoring the wound for signs of infection.

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Topics: Wound Care

Changing Your Own Dressings: Tips for At-Home Wound Care

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 28, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Wound management is a critical part of the healing process, and education is key to successful wound care. Training caregivers in the proper care procedures, under the guidance of a health care professional should always be the first action taken. Dressings applied incorrectly will only prolong healing and could lead to further tissue damage.

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Topics: Wound Care