Our Approach to Care
Working closely with our clinical staff, Gaylord’s Wound Care Team will conduct a complete skin and wound assessment upon your admission to our inpatient program. We use a multidisciplinary treatment approach that focuses on existing skin or wound issues – especially non-healing and slow-to-heal wounds – as well as the prevention of new wounds. Your team will consist of a physician, nurses, physical therapists and dietitians who take an active role in wound management. An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who is certified in wound care will serve as the coordinator of your team. Your Wound Care Team will create an individualized treatment plan, evaluate your progress and modify your care, as needed, in collaboration with our clinical staff.
Our multidisciplinary management process may include:
Negative Pressure Wound Treatment (Wound-Vac)
Chemical/conservative sharp debridement of necrotic tissue
Surgical debridement - a consulting plastic surgeon is on call for surgical debridement.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - hyperbaric oxygen therapy is coordinated through services at nearby acute care hospitals.
Nutritional counseling for oral/enteral and parenteral nutrition
Psychology interventions for counseling and support of the patient and significant other
Seating surface evaluation
Utilization of specialized support surface
Communication by telemedicine with the referring provider