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Helping Patients Heal

Patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds due to poor circulation from a condition such as diabetes don’t have to suffer in silence. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Winnsboro’s Wound Care Center is available to put patients on the road to recovery.

According to Susan Branham, R.N., M.S.N., interim program director of the Wound Care Center at Texas Health Winnsboro, cuts or sores need attention, but patients who suffer from slow- healing wounds showing few signs of improvement within four weeks should
seek additional medical care.

“The Wound Care Center provides patients with a variety of treatment options to help their wounds heal, including debridement, medication, management of infection, appropriate wound dressings and even hyperbaric oxygen therapy,” Branham says. “We have advanced technology and experienced staff to help patients throughout the healing process.”

When visiting the Wound Care Center at Texas Health Winnsboro, patients also will find educational measures designed to help provide individualized care for each patient. This includes:

• Correct techniques for dressing changes at home

• Education on nutrition, medications and wound healing

• How to protect wounds and prevent future injuries

“Our Wound Care Center is one of the first of its kind to open in the region,” Branham says. “We are proud to offer these services for patients right here in the community.”

For more information about the Wound Care Center at Texas Health Winnsboro, call 903-342-3973. (Spring 2009)

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