The Singing River Health System wound care center offers specialized equipment and a highly trained staff for the management of problem wounds. Physicians, nurses, physical therapists and hyperbaric technologists coordinate with primary physicians to provide a comprehensive range of services that meet the total needs of the patient. We consider psychological, social and physical factors and develop a treatment plan in cooperation with your primary physician.
Our primary emphasis is on teaching the patient how to manage the wound and how to prevent future problems. We know how to recognize and treat contributing factors like poor nutrition, which can hamper healing. Treatment options for different types of hard-to-heal wounds can range from doctor prescribed medicated dressings to the latest in high-tech hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Various treatment options are available for different types of hard-to-heal wounds. Wound treatment can vary based on each patient’s needs. The wound care center provides these services to take care of each patient’s healing process.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Wound debridement
- Negative pressure bandage
- Pulsed lavage / whirlpool
- Electrical stimulation
- Engineered graft application
- Antibacterial and compression dressings
- Coordinated surgical intervention
- Ostomy education
- Nutritional assessments
- Diabetic education
- Splints and protective shoe wear
Discover more about wound care, its importance and the relationship between wound care and diabetes. Also, hear a personal story from Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. David Spencer, Sr., on why he became a surgeon.