Non-healing wounds need a comprehensive approach for successful wound management and healing. At Franciscan Health patients with non-healing wounds get customized care and innovative wound care treatments.
Non-healing wounds keep millions of Americans from enjoying life to its fullest. These wounds occur most often with people who have diabetes, poor blood circulation, or other conditions. Franciscan Health’s wound care team work with area physicians to treat a variety of wounds including:
Specialized wound care services can help people who suffer from wounds that won’t heal, including chronic, acute, traumatic or non-healing wounds. Our successful wound management program and comprehensive approach includes:
Our wound care team strives to prevent prolonged or permanent disability, reduce hospitalization time and improve your quality of life.
Every patient is different. So, too, are the nature of their wounds and the reasons they don’t heal on their own. At Franciscan Health, you will be under the care of a multidisciplinary team who will design a program based on your specific needs.
Wound specialists work with you and your doctor - as well as with cardiologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, infectious disease specialists, vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons - not only to treat your wounds, but also to uncover the underlying cause of their chronic nature. This extra step is critical in making the right treatment decision, so your body will be better prepared to heal naturally on its own in the future.
Certified wound care nurses will work with you to achieve your individual goals. The wound care team also will work closely with your family, as appropriate, to educate them on the treatment options and to better help in your recovery.
Your customized wound healing program will include regular visits for treatment, to check your progress and to make any adjustments necessary to your healing plan. We’ll give you (and your caregiver) instructions for care at home. Our goal is to achieve would healing and prevent reoccurrence of wounds in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The treatment plan is individualized for each patient and includes the following elements that are critical to wound healing and prevention:
You know your body best, and we want you to be completely aware of all that is going on. Be sure to keep your appointments, follow directions carefully, and watch your progress closely between visits. Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We encourage you and your family to ask questions.