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.
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.
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
- Open area infections
- Non-healing incisions