You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, a program specially tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
- Wound infection management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular assessment
- Laboratory assessment
- Nutritional evaluation
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine testing
- Radiology evaluation
- Regular wound debridements
- Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy when appropriate
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regularly scheduled basis for wound care. You will be instructed on how to administer your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
SAMC's Wound Care Center is located at 1908 Fairview Ave., Dothan, Al., 36301.
334-699-6863 or 334-699-6864 (fax).