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  • COMPLEX WOUND CARE

    Time Doesn't Heal Wounds Alone

    Kindred Hospital has a comprehensive inpatient Wound Care Program designed for patients requiring extensive treatment interventions.

    Positive Outcomes

    Our wound care team includes wound care specialists, nurses, rehabilitative therapists and nutritionists. Our program focuses on restoring skin integrity and preventing skin care complications. Although many of our patients have multi-system health complications, the majority of them show a significant improvement in their wound appearance during their stay at Kindred.

    Commonly Treated Conditions

    Surgical Wounds

    • open non-healing post-surgical wounds
    • localized incisions
    • infected and/or draining wounds
    • complicated surgical wounds

    Pressure Ulcers with Complications

    • multiple stage II
    • stage III or IV

    Other Wounds Associated with:

    • infections requiring IV antibiotics
    • wounds requiring frequent dressing changes
    • amputations
    • diabetic ulcers
    • necrotizing fasciitis
    • osteomyelitis
    • peripheral vascular disease
    • venous stasis
    • post trauma
    • burns
    • fistulas

    Comprehensive Services

    Beginning with a thorough patient history and assessment of the wound conditions, our Wound Care Program provides a full range of services following national standards of care and wound care research protocols. These include:

    • surgical consults and services, including debridement and surgical closure (often at bedside)
    • pressure reduction surfaces
    • wound assessment and photo documentation
    • functional and nutritional assessments
    • daily physician visits
    • acute care nursing staff services
    • vacuum-assisted wound closures
    • localized hydrotherapy
    • wide variety of topical agents
    • identification of healing impediments
    • interdisciplinary team conferences
    • patient and caregiver education
    • IV antibiotics

    Team Treatment

    Utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach, our Wound Care Program provides coordinated, outcome-oriented care. The interdisciplinary team meets on a regular basis and is composed of experienced specialists in wound care. This team includes:

    • primary physician
    • nationally certified wound care coordinator
    • nursing staff experienced in the care of complex wounds
    • plastic or general surgeon
    • physical therapists
    • occupational therapists
    • podiatrist
    • registered dietitian
    • pharmacists
    • case management and social services
    • family members

    Uniqueness of the Program

    Our patients have access, which may include but not limited to:

    • daily visits by an attending physician
    • consultative surgeons
    • in-house operating/special procedure rooms
    • wide scope of physician consults, including infectious disease
    • special care units
    • in-house radiology, pharmacy and lab services
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