Wound Care Services

Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s wound care program provides wound care by a trained Registered Nurse under the direction of a staff physician.

Upon evaluating the wound and reviewing the information provided by the patient and physician, a comprehensive care plan is developed to meet the patient’s special needs.

Ongoing communication with the referring physician is maintained by a trained R.N., who is also responsible for seeing that the patient’s care plan is carried out. Depending on the nature of the wound, any number of treatment options is available.

  • Whirlpool – helps in the removal of dead tissue as well as cleans the open area to prevent infection.
  • Debridement – removes the dead tissue
  • Dressing – protect the wound area and promote growth of healthy tissue
  • Compression devices and garments- Ted hose, stockings and wound vac.

Nutrition

Because proper nutrition is critical in the treatment of many wounds, our dietary department can assist those individuals for whom improper nutrition plays a role in the development of a wound.

Education/Prevention

As part of the treatment program, all patients are educated about the healing process. When a patient feels comfortable with the steps necessary to help in healing the current wound they understand how to prevent further problems.

Type of Wounds Treated (Physician Referral Required)

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Open area infections
  • Non-healing incisions