Advanced Wound Care
Community Hospital-Fairfax’s Advanced Wound Care program uses a wide variety of modalities to treat complex wounds including allograft. With two wound care certified registered nurses on staff and an advanced practice nurse dedicated to the wound care program, patients received high quality treatment to support the healing process.
The wound care program is appropriated for patients with complex defects or delayed healing, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), venous leg ulcers (VLUs), incisional dehiscence, skin tears, or decubitus ulcers.
For more information about the wound care program, call (660) 686-2335 or visit with your Community Hospital-Fairfax primary care provider at any of our six clinics.
Linda Erickson Finds Healing in Advanced Wound Care Clinic at Community Hospital-Fairfax
Linda Erickson had been fighting a pressure ulcer wound for many months when she was referred to Community Hospital-Fairfax’s (CH-F) advanced wound care therapy program. In fact, she was facing amputation of her foot for a wound that would not heal when she learned of an innovative technique now available at CH-F.
“I had been through so many surgeries and was willing to give something new a try when a friend of mine told me about the product Community Hospital-Fairfax was using for wounds,” explained Linda.
Her wound, originally 4.4 centimeters wide, through many months of diligent visits to the CH-F wound clinic has healed to only 1.1 centimeters. Soon she will graduate from the program having avoided further surgery and well on her way to improved mobility.
CH-F added advanced wound care to its array of services in 2021. After over a year of success, the program is poised to expand. The CH-F wound care program is made unique by using many modalities including an allograft. Many patients have had experiences like Linda where wounds previously unable to heal have made substantial progress.
CH-F has two certified wound care nurses on staff as well as a family nurse practitioner dedicated to the wound care program. Advanced wound care is appropriate for patients with complex defects or delayed healing, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), venous leg ulcers (VLUs), debridement or decubitus ulcers.