At our wound care centers, each patient is evaluated to find any medical conditions that might block the natural healing process. Our wound care physicians then coordinate your treatment with your primary care physician, understanding that wounds often require complex and long-term treatment. By having specialists help care for your wound; your physician is able to spend more time on other aspects of your care. Results and updates are given directly to your physician, home health agency, nursing home or extended care facility.
In addition to treatment for your non-healing wound, the Saint Joseph Wound Center's staff provides recommendations on how to care for wounds at home. Our experts also provide information on nutrition, physical therapy aids, and diabetes management to help aid the healing process and prevent future wounds.
Saint Joseph Wound Center utilizes the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional clinical practices including:
- Wound dressings
- Compression therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Prescriptive growth factors
- Bio-engineered skin grafting
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular assessment
Patient care at Saint Joseph Wound Center focuses on a whole body approach to wound care including:
- Nutritional assessment and counseling
- Diabetic education
- Patient and caregiver counseling
- Pain management
- Special needs for pressure relief including beds, seat cushions and footwear