Our Continuum of Care

Wound Care

The Wound Care Center at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare provides the most advanced wound care treatment by certified wound care specialists to provide prevention, intervention, and effective treatment at one convenient location.

Who will benefit from our Wound Care Center?

Patients who will benefit from our comprehensive approach to wound intervention include those with:

• Injuries and trauma
• Chemical and thermal burns
• Neuropathic conditions
• Diabetes
• Vascular disease, both arterial and venous
• Acute and chronic wounds
• Pressure ulcers
• Surgical wounds

A multidisciplinary approach to wound care.

A physician who specializes in infectious disease leads our wound care team, working closely with a registered nurse who specializes in wounds as well as with our experienced therapy staff. Our thorough approach includes not only wound care but also vascular evaluation, treatment of infection, and measurement of wound oxygen levels.

We strive to heal wounds and prevent amputations through advanced wound care, patient education, and active prevention. For appropriate patients, we also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is the standard of care for chronic non-healing diabetic wounds and amputation sites.

Our patients have access to a range of experts, including:

• A physician specializing in infectious disease, wound care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Registered nurses specializing in wounds
• Physicians specializing in orthopedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation
• Physicians specializing in pain management
• Physical and occupational therapists

Our goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life.

There is a misconception with many severe open wounds that amputation is unavoidable, particularly when diabetes is involved. To avoid amputation, it is important to provide wound care education and treatment as early as possible.

Our program assesses the patient and works to heal the wound and prevent deformity through:

• Risk identification to determine problems in the early stages
• Evaluation based upon objective as well as subjective criteria
• Advanced wound care designed for each individual patient
• Instruction for the patient and family to promote the best long-term outcomes through proper ongoing care at home
• Continuous follow-up and monitoring provided by multidisciplinary team members
• Prevention of catastrophic complications, such as amputation

To achieve the best possible outcomes, our wound care specialists work with referring physicians to provide a comprehensive care plan for their patients and keep them involved in the evaluation and treatment process.

For more information about Casa Colina Hospital’s Wound Care Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3611.