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  • Wound Care Program

    Through our wound care program, patients benefit from specialized processes, tools and equipment as well as an interdisciplinary team with specific training and extra experience for the conditions they treat.

    Wounds can occur for a variety of reasons, from post-surgery complications to normal skin aging. Our wound care program is designed to help each patient achieve positive outcomes through evidence-based clinical care so that each patient can regain function – all with the combination of critical thinking and clinical excellence that has made Kindred a leader in the field.

    Interdisciplinary Care Team

    Our patients have access to an interdisciplinary care team consisting of:

    • Wound certified or other specially trained consulting physicians
    • Wound certified nurses
    • Rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational and speech)
    • Social workers
    • Registered dietitians
    • Case managers

    Conditions and Services

    We treat a variety of conditions and provide an array of services including, but not limited to:

    • Pressure ulcers
    • Diabetic/neuropathic wounds
    • Venous insufficiency ulcers
    • Arterial insufficiency ulcers
    • Post-surgical wounds, grafts and flaps
    • Infected and/or draining wounds requiring IV antibiotics
    • Wounds requiring frequent dressing changes
    • Amputations
    • Post-traumatic wounds

    Through our wound care program, patients have access to the following:

    • Specialty physician expertise
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapy available up to seven days a week
    • Individualized plan of care for the patient’s specific needs
    • Progressive exercise regimen tailored to each patient’s needs and abilities
    • Patient and family education on wound healing and prevention, including specific diabetic education
    • Healthy lifestyle programs such as nutrition education, smoking cessation, stress and weight reduction
    • Completion of functional and nutritional assessments
    • Use of special mattresses and bed surfaces
    • Ability to reserve a room prior to surgery through our Reservation Program
    • Electrical stimulation physical therapy (E-Stim) to encourage wound healing
    • Negative pressure wound therapy to promote healing for acute, chronic and difficult-to-heal wounds
    • Pulse lavage, a form of hydrotherapy used to irrigate and clear wounds of necrotic tissue
    • Shortwave diathermy, a therapeutic elevation of tissue temperature to relieve pain
    • Pressure redistribution devices to heal and prevent pressure ulcers and increase patient comfort
    • Doppler tests to evaluate blood flow through a vessel
    • Ultrasound to hasten the acute inflammatory phase and promote healing
    • Lymphedema management
    • Pain management
    • On-site case management

    Recovery and Results

    We continually strive to improve patient outcomes and rates of recovery and to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital. For patients in our wound care program, we focus on improving these key areas:

    • Progression of wound healing
    • Pain management
    • Activities of daily living including overall mobility and ease of walking

    Easy Referral, Admission and Discharge

    We offer streamlined processes for referral, admission and discharge home. This enables patients to quickly receive the care they need after they leave the hospital and get home faster once they are better. We also feature progressive care planning and education designed to help prepare patients for care at home or transition to a less complex care setting as quickly as their needs allow.

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