Center for Wound Healing
About Our Center for Wound Healing
Healing Wounds and Lives
Lauding a wound healing rate consistently over 95%, the expert medical practitioners at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore, an outpatient wound care management program, provide treatment and care that not only heals wounds — it heals lives.
Dealing with a wound can be personally frustrating, in addition to being restrictive to the performance of daily activities, and can possibly lead to more serious, life-changing health conditions.
Using the most up-to-date approaches in the science of wound care, these health care professionals — comprised of board-certified surgeons, podiatrists and registered nurses — employ an interdisciplinary case management approach, with the goal of returning patients to an improved quality of life.
For the second time in three years, the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics (formerly Diversified Clinical Services and National Healing Corporation). Bayshore was one of 56 centers out of a network of more than 325 wound care centers to receive this award, demonstrating excellence in key performance areas including patient satisfaction and healing rate and time.
The Healing Plan
Using a system of thorough diagnostics, customized treatment plans, and regular evaluations of progress, the skilled Bayshore wound care team— the only center of its kind in northern Monmouth County — follows the most comprehensive physician-focused, evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines, which are the essential steps to healing.
- Wound Assessment – Based upon the wound location, a patient is assigned to a physician and an initial evaluation of their wound is conducted, including a complete medical history, review of overall health, and vascular assessment, possibly with non-invasive tests, to provide more comprehensive data.
- Healing Program – A personalized plan of action is designed to treat the wound, taking into consideration the blood flow to the wound area, existence of infection, amount of non-viable tissue, and amount of pain being experienced by the patient. Through regular visits to the wound care center, a variety of measures are taken and techniques performed to achieve healing. Wounds are photographed and monitored for progress, with reports issued to the patient's physician.
- Partner in Care – A vital part of treatment protocol is active patient participation in the healing process. Between visits, patients are responsible for following instructions on proper home care, dressing changes, and protecting the wound from injury. The wound care "team" — physicians, nurses and patient — come together at Bayshore to heal wounds … and change lives.
What Is a "Non-Healing" Wound?
Every year approximately seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers. When left untreated these wounds may become infected. A wound that has shown little to no improvement in four weeks should be examined by a specialist to maximize the chance of complete healing.
Ask your doctor about visiting the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore if you have a non-healing wound. Patients may be referred by their physician or can call the Center for Wound Healing directly for an appointment.
Common Causes of Non-Healing Wounds
- Poor circulation
- Chronic Edema
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Surgical wound breakdown
- Traumatic Injury
Common Non-Healing Wounds treated at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Arterial/ischemic wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Atypical inflammatory/vasculitic wounds
- Post-surgical wounds
- Radiation soft-tissue injuries and complications
- Venous stasis ulcers
Coming 2013! Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Center for Wound Healing is excited to announce plans to bring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) to the Center in 2013.
HBO is a cutting edge treatment in which patients breathe 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood so damaged tissue is nourished and can repair itself. HBO enhances the body’s natural healing while strengthening the immune system and is an effective – supplemental – treatment option for chronic, non-healing wounds. Many wounds that fail to improve through other therapies may be healed with HBO.
Be sure to check back for more updates surrounding the exciting additions to the Center for Wound Healing!
Read our articles in Healthviews to learn how two local men were able to overcome their non-healing wounds thanks to the expert care at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore.
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