KCHS Wound Care Information

Staff stress the importance of wound care, specialized care from a wound center.

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month, a monthlong celebration that focuses on the importance of wound care as an essential service and the benefits of treatment in a wound center.

For many people, cuts or sores naturally heal within a short period of time. However, for those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or an impaired immune system, these wounds oftentimes fail to heal properly on their own, leading to extended hospital stays, high healthcare costs or potentially dangerous medical complications.1

“When the body is unable to heal on its own, specialized wound care is essential to avoid serious long-term complications,” said Sally Farquhar, APRN “A wound center can provide the treatment options and medical expertise needed to support the body’s healing process, limit health complications and speed recovery.”

The Kearney County Health Services Wound Care Clinic follows a multidisciplinary approach to wound care that is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process. For patients, that means longer-lasting results, decreased amputation rates and increased mobility.

After evaluating a patient’s unique medical history and symptoms, the center’s team of clinicians develops a personalized advanced wound care treatment plan which may include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Infection control
  • Specialized dressings
  • Pressure-relieving devices
  • Debridement
  • Ongoing patient education

The Wound Care Clinic at KCHS is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each Tuesday. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call 308-832-6535

KCHS Wound Care Information

1Olsson M, Järbrink K, Divakar U, et al. The humanistic and economic burden of chronic wounds: A systematic review. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2018;27(1):114-125. doi:10.1111/wrr.12683.

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