Help for Your Hard-to-Heal Wounds
A wound is an opening in your skin, a cut, an incision, or other injury somewhere on your body. When you have a wound, you need to know how to take care of it – and we think that’s a team effort.
You’re an important part of your wound healing program.
We’ll involve you every step of the way.You will learn the causes of wounds and all you can do to speed up your recovery.
What causes a wound? Wounds have many different causes, but wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, pressure sores, and other medical problems can be difficult to care for. That’s why we have an experienced staff trained specifically to handle them.
How can you get help? During your first visit to ProMedica Wound Care, we’ll examine your wound and talk to you about your overall health. Wound healing requires a comprehensive approach involving debridement, infection control, nutrition, and pressure relief. Our nurses will teach you how to take care of your wounds at home. You’ll learn how to bandage, clean, and protect your wound from further injury.
What do you need to do? It’s simple. Do your best to keep your appointments, follow your wound care instructions, and communicate your observations and concerns. We want to know when things change between your visits with us. Ask questions, express concerns, any time. It’s important you understand how to take care of your wounds.
Can your wound be treated any other way? Hyperbaric medicine is another clinically proven method for helping wounds heal more quickly. It’s a proven technique that involves the use of pure oxygen. See if it’s a good choice for you.