Caring for an Open Wound
Caring for a wound post surgery, wound caused by trauma, pressure ulcer, vascular ulcer or diabetic ulcer may require a specialist who focuses on wounds and enterostomal therapy. In many cases, this type of treatment deals with the wound itself or the outer portion of an ostomy. Throughout the process of working with patients, we teach them and their loved ones how to clean and dress the wound. Additionally, we can educate on using the proper ostomy collection devices and adhesives and how to apply them correctly.
In its basic form, wound care deals with skin management that increases recovery for open areas, wounds, pressure and stasis ulcers, and surgical incisions. With ostomy care, Enhanced Rehabilitation Services prides themselves on the education that they provide to clients. This knowledge enables patients to safely and properly maintain the ostomy’s integrity.
Open Wound Care Patient Goals
At Enhanced Rehabilitation Services our enterostomal and wound care specialists aim to accomplish the following goals for patients:
- Speed up the recovery rate to get patients back to normal.
- Reduce and prevent infections and further enlargement or compromise to the area affected.
- Eliminate rehabilitation and re-hospitalization stays.
- Improve the overall quality of life.
Why you may need to speak with a Wound and Enterostomal Specialist
A majority of patients who require an enterostomal specialist to help manage their wounds have one of the following:
- Diabetic pressure ulcer
- Stasis ulcers
- Quadriplegic and paraplegic
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Surgical Incisions
Contact Us Today to set up an Appointment
Our staff has protocols for bandaging and creating a safe, sterile zone within their own home to address the bandages. We take it one step further by teaching these to our patients and close loved ones that will be helping take care of them. Have questions about the wound care? Talk with one of our enterostomal specialists today.