Most wounds heal on their own, but those that do not significantly improve within four to six weeks or are accompanied by redness, warmth, tenderness or increased drainage, may be a sign of a chronic wound. These are often caused by diabetes, poor circulation, pressure ulcers, vascular disease and burns.
Atlantic Health System’s wound healing centers offer modern treatments that can prevent infection, loss of tissue, amputation and permanent disability. The majority of patients in our program, even those who have had chronic wounds for years, heal successfully and resume daily activities faster.
Services available at our wound healing centers may include:
- Advanced therapies combining both medical and surgical techniques
- Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (CWOCN), who hold outpatient clinics for ostomy patients for appliance fittings, stomal markings and troubleshooting
- Comprehensive case management, including dressing and appliance orders, home care arrangements and communication with physicians
- Consultation services for hospitalized patients
- Individualized treatment plans
- Multidisciplinary team of physicians, wound care clinicians and technicians
- Pre-procedural testing, including X-ray and laboratory services
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- State-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Transcutaneous monitoring system (TCOM), which provides valuable information about oxygen flow to the legs and feet, replacing more invasive diagnostic procedures and directing the best possible course of treatment
- Wound nursing care research
Wound care services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.