Wound Care

 

The Wound Care Center is a specialty service Central Peninsula Hospital offers to patients with infected or slow-healing wounds, ostomy difficulties and complicated feet and toenails requiring special care.  Available through doctor referral, the clinic provides you with personal care, treatment and education throughout your healing process to not only help heal your wound, but also teach you how to help yourself heal and avoid problems in the future. The center is staffed by registered nurses with specialized training in caring for patients with wounds, ostomies and complicated toenails. The staff works closely with the referring doctors, keeping them informed of their patients' progress.

Why We're Here
A wound that won't heal or an ostomy that's causing problems can prevent you from fully enjoying life. Our goal is to provide treatment and direction for home care that will eliminate or prevent infection, promote healing of troublesome wounds or keep your ostomy functioning properly.

Who We Help
Our wound patients include many with diabetes or other peripheral nerve damage or blood vessel insufficiency that slows healing, as well as trauma patients and those with mobility issues or surgery incisions. Ostomy patients include those with permanent or temporary colostomies (large intestine), ileostomies (small intestine), and urostomies (bladder). Common ostomy issues addressed include poorly fitting appliances that leak and decreased wear time. Diagnosed complicated feet and toenails may have been caused by diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, PAD, or PVD.  Our familiarity with these issues enables us to discover the cause and find solutions to your  problems.

What We Do
Because each patient is completely unique, we work with you individually and develop a treatment plan specific to your situation. Developing an individualized plan may include some noninvasive tests to ensure we are using the best treatment approach. It will also include talking with you so that we have a clear understanding of your activities and lifestyle, general health and specific concerns, and any challenges you face coming in for care.

How to Access Our Services
We work by referral from doctors throughout the Central Peninsula and the surrounding areas. If you have a wound, ostomy or complicated toenails causing you concern, please talk with your doctor about referring you to the Wound & Ostomy Clinic. We will work with you to schedule the most convenient appointment times and guide you in completing any necessary paperwork. Your health and well-being are our primary concerns and we welcome all questions you may have about your care. Call 714-4874 for more information.