Complex Wound Care Program

complex wound carePatients with complex wounds or those who are recovering from extensive surgery receive care through the Complex Wound Care Program.

The program helps patients with wounds from a host of causes, including post-operative complications such as dehisced (ruptured) sutures, fistulas, infections and pressure ulcers.

Visited daily by our wound care specialists, these patients are given the time and optimal environment to heal. Careful attention is placed on the management of other complicating conditions, such as diabetes and vascular disease.

Our Complex Wound Care Program uses aggressive evidence-based advanced medical and surgical techniques and treatment modalities, including conservative and sharp debridement, specialized dressings, specialty beds and surfaces, compression therapy and negative-pressure wound therapy.

In recent years, our addition of ultrasound Mist Therapy has produce excellent results for patients in the healing of chronic wounds.

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicians, advance practice nurses and wound care nurses, all of whom are certified in the medical management of complex wounds. They take a proactive approach to the prevention of pressure ulcers, as well as an aggressive approach to the management of existing wounds.

The collaborative approach to promote healing is supported by our team of consulting physicians, who may include infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and podiatrists, as well as nurses, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, case managers and social workers.

We work with the patient and family to minimize the spread of infection and to prepare for the next level of care or for going home. And when necessary, we offer long term IV antibiotic therapy for difficult-to-heal infections, including osteomyelitis.