Whidbey General Hospital

Wound Care

If you have a wound that has not significantly improved during conventional treatment, you are not alone. Millions of Americans experience chronic or non-healing wounds. You can improve your healing at Whidbey General, which provides expert wound care.

What causes chronic or non-healing wounds?

Wound CareSome of the causes of chronic wounds are:

    • Diabetes
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Poor circulation
    • Immobility
    • Vascular disease
    • Infection

We also treat other wounds that need special attention such as follow-up care for trauma and burns.

 

What should I do if I have a chronic wound?

Wound Care NursesVisit your healthcare professional to see if you need an evaluation by a nurse who specializes in wound care.

The Medical Ambulatory Care clinic at Whidbey General offers a Wound Care Program staffed by registered nurses certified in wound care.

Studies have shown that wounds heal faster and cost less when a Certified Wound Care Nurse is involved. 

Improvement is usually seen in the first week.

Physician referral to this program is required. Health insurance companies and Medicare usually cover the costs of the treatments and most wound care supplies.

 

We can help

For more information on the Wound Care Program at Whidbey General Hospital, please contact Medical Ambulatory Care at:

    • 360-678-7624 or
    • 360-321-5173

  

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