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Wound Care

Wound Care

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What Do You Know About Burns?

Burns can occur anytime of year, but the summertime can hold special hazards because many of us are outdoors doing yard work, grilling, or boating. Learn more about burns by taking the following quiz.

1. Which of these facts is true about burns?
2. What are the main causes of death among people who initially survive a severe burn?
3. Which of these population groups has the highest risk for burns?
4. Burns are classified by degrees from first to third. Which of these describes a third-degree burn?
5. You should seek medical help immediately if a second-degree (partial thickness) burn is larger than 3 inches in diameter, or if the burn is located on certain areas of the body. Which parts of the body can be critical?
6. Electrical burns can be caused by household current, certain batteries, and lightning. What should be done first after a person experiences an electrical burn?
7. In the case of a chemical burn to the skin, how should the affected area be treated?
8. How should the eye be treated if a chemical splashes into it?
9. Which is a common cause of a gasoline burn?

Dealing With Problem Wounds

At any given time, almost 5,000,000 Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds. There are many different kinds of wounds including diabetic and pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, and ulcers caused by circulation problems. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds. At the Center for Wound Care, our team follows treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the most up to date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.

Your Wound Treatment Program

Upon physician referral or self-referral to the Center, you will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. A multi-specialty approach will be utilized to provide the maximum benefit to your wound. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities that may be utilized by our professional staff. Some may include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology (MRI)
  • Pain Management
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Diabetic Education
  • Laboratory Evaluation
  • Nutritional Management

Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regular basis for wound care evaluation on the progress of your healing. You will also be fully instructed on how to do your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury. It is very important to remember that you are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.

A Team of Wound Care Specialists

The Center for Wound Care is designed to complement your physician’s services, and is committed to the treatment of difficult, non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals that includes:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management
  • Nursing and therapy staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing

Please contact a member of our staff with any questions you may have at 954-876-2760.

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