Five million Americans live with chronic wounds resulting from complications related to diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, and traumatic injuries. Chronic wounds often interfere with daily life and can cause a person to lose hope. A wound that will not heal needs more than just another dressing. It needs the experience of a multidisciplinary wound care team, like the one at Washington County Hospital’s Wound Center.
Our care, customized to each patient’s unique situation, promotes the healing process. The Wound Center team specializes in the following:
■ Diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers
■ Bone infections
■ Preparation and preservation of skin grafts or flaps in compromised tissue
■ Crush injuries
■ Thermal burns
Program of Care
Your care begins when qualified medical professionals perform an initial overall assessment of our patients. All the necessary caregivers are involved, including surgeons, specialists, consultants, and therapists. A physician trained in wound care performs a thorough examination of the wound and the surrounding areas. The team then creates an individualized treatment plan using advanced techniques and therapeutic products to heal your wound. We share your treatment plan with your primary care physician, who remains an active member of the wound management team.
Some wounds require hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a medical treatment in which we use oxygen to help heal diseased tissues. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy you’ll lie comfortably in a specially designed, pressurized chamber. You will breathe 100% oxygen, a much higher concentration than is in the air you normally breathe.
Patients may be referred to our center by a physician, or they may call the center directly for an appointment. To contact the Wound Center at Washington County Hospital, call 240-313-9580.
The Wound Center is located on the seventh floor of the hospital and is open Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm.