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.
Wound Care Brochure
Our multidisciplinary management process may include:
Negative Pressure Wound Treatment (Wound-Vac) Chemical/conservative sharp debridement of necrotic tissue Bedside surgical debridement performed by a staff physician with specialized wound training and credentialing Pulsatile lavage Pain managementNutritional counseling for oral/enteral and parenteral nutrition
Seating surface evaluation Utilization of specialized support surface