• Complex Wound Care


    Kindred Hospital has a comprehensive inpatient Wound Care Program designed for patients requiring extensive treatment interventions.

    Positive Outcomes

    Our wound care team includes wound care specialists, nurses, rehabilitative therapists and nutritionists. Our Wound Care Program focuses on restoring skin integrity and preventing skin care complications. Although many of our patients have multi-system health complications, the majority of them show a significant improvement in their wound appearance during their stay at Kindred.

    Commonly Treated Conditions

    • Surgical wounds
    • Pressure ulcers with complications
    • Other wounds associated with:
      - infections requiring IV antibiotics
      - wounds requiring frequent dressing changes
      - amputations
      - diabetic ulcers
      - necrotizing fasciitis
      - osteomyelitis
      - peripheral vascular disease
      - venous stasis
      - post trauma
      - burns
      - fistulas

    Comprehensive Services

    Beginning with a thorough patient history and assessment of the wound conditions, our Wound Care Program provides a full range of services following national standards of care and wound care research protocols. These include:

    • surgical consults and services, including debridement and surgical closure (often at bedside)
    • pressure reduction surfaces
    • wound assessment and photo documentation
    • functional and nutritional assessments
    • daily physician visits
    • acute care nursing staff services
    • vacuum-assisted wound closures
    • localized hydrotherapy
    • wide variety of topical agents
    • identification of healing impediments
    • interdisciplinary team conferences
    • patient and caregiver education
    • IV antibiotics
    • hyperbaric treatments

    Team Members

    Utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach, our Wound Care Program provides coordinated, outcome-oriented care. The interdisciplinary team meets on a regular basis and is composed of experienced specialists in wound care.

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