Ascension’s wound care team provides innovative wound healing options and personalized care.
About Wound Care
Healing Difficult Wounds with Focused Care
Ascension wound care specialists treat all types of wounds, including burns, diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, and wounds that just won’t seem to heal. The care team includes doctors specializing in wound healing treatments and certified wound care nurses. In many locations, dietitians and physical therapists are available to supplement wound care treatment plans with recommended dietary plans and therapies.
Many factors can compromise the body’s normal healing process. At Ascension we treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
Wounds that heal slowly are at risk of infection. Individuals who have diabetes, alcoholism or a weak immune system are also at risk. Call your doctor if you are concerned about a hard-to-heal wound. Signs and symptoms include: foul smelling drainage, fever, swelling, redness and pain at the wound site, and red streaks in the skin around the wound.
Specializing in Treating Wound Infections
Preventing a wound infection is our priority. Our care team is specially trained in many wound care techniques.
- Antibiotic medications and ointments
- Biosynthetic wound dressings
- Debridement, cleaning the wound
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Low-frequency ultrasound therapy
- Scar management
- Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC), also called negative pressure wound therapy
Our wound healing centers offer a full spectrum of services in an outpatient setting. Ascension Hospitals also provide wound healing expertise for inpatient care. We stress good patient education, so you can manage your daily wound care needs at home and then get specialized treatments to improve healing at one of our Wound Care Centers. Ascension at Home – home health care also provides coordinated wound care education and supportive care, as needed.
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