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Wound and Ostomy Care

Wound Care

woundcare-hbotOur nursing team is experienced in caring for and managing a variety of wound conditions.

Wound Care Objectives:
  • Increase patient independence and comfort with proper wound management
  • Increase patient and family knowledge of wound care, as well as the prevention of future wounds
  • Reduce the incidence of wound recurrence, wound complications and infection
  • Increase the healing rate and decrease the length of home care service
Commonly Treated Conditions:
  • Draining wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Fistulas and tube care
  • Skin breakdown due to incontinence

Ostomy Care

shutterstock_135966161Ostomy patients need knowledgeable and supportive nursing care to help them adjust to life with a stoma. With our one-on-one care and attention, patients receive the help they need to live comfortably at home.

Ostomy Home Care Objectives
  • Increase patient independence, satisfaction and well-being
  • Decrease potential complications
  • Educate patients and their families in ostomy care
Common Conditions
  • Fistula
  • Gastrostomy tubes
  • Continent diversions
Ostomy Home Care Services
  • Assessment of the patient’s status
  • Pre-operative education
  • Post-operative ostomy home care instructions for the patient and caregivers
  • Fitting of an appropriate ostomy appliance for normal and complex ostomies
  • Treatment of peristomal skin breakdown
  • Dietary counseling and sexual adjustment support

If you have questions, or would like to discuss a specific situation, call us at (903) 870-1600 and ask to speak with a nurse about wound and ostomy care.