The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center recently participated in the sixth annual Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week.
Wound Care Awareness Week was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. OLBH staff members are joining others across the nation by dedicating their entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions available.
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center, in partnership with Healogics, offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the center’s physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary physician to continue routine care.
“It is our responsibility and goal to ensure accessibility to advanced wound care is available to all patients who would benefit,” said OLBH director of wound care Napoleon Burris. “Part of that responsibility is educating the communities we serve about wound care so that they understand the solutions that we can provide for wound issues.”
The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center is located on the ground level of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the hospital campus. To schedule an appointment, call the center at (606) 833-4043.