Departmental Scope of Services
The wound care nurse provides care and case management coordination in conjunction with a wound care provider for individuals impacted by non-healing wound and related conditions.
This includes the delivery of advanced wound care technologies such as:
- bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- compression therapy
- hyperbaric oxygen treatments
- topical dressings
- total contact casting
The Wound Center focuses on providing advanced treatment to individuals with non-healing wounds.
Our patients may suffer from the following conditions:
- Acute trauma related wounds
- perineal dermatitis
- Arterial ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcer
- Lymphedema related ulcers
- Pressure Injuries
- Surgical wounds, incisions or fistula
- Venous ulcers
Overview of Department Services
Under the director of the Clinical Nurse Manager/Program Director, the Wound Care RN provides patient care and handles case management to a group of assigned wound care center patients.
Wound Care responsibilities include:
- communicating findings with the assigned provider
- development of patient focused care plans
- evaluating patient status in regard to desired outcomes
- identifying patient care situations that require intervention
- performing initial nursing assessment
Additional responsibilities may include:
- participating in routine quality improvement initiative
- performing hyperbaric oxygen therapy related duties
- providing education to the patient and caregiver
- serving as a patient advocate for the patient's care
Full time employees will be required to attend a one-week training course in Jacksonville, Florida and will be required to obtain ACLS certification within one year of hire.
Awards and Honors
- Designated a Center of Excellence by Healogics since 2013
- Meets all standards from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.