The Role of Wound Care Physicians in Your Treatment Plan
Before you undergo any wound care treatment for the first time you will need to have a consultation with a wound care physician. The initial consult with a wound care physician may take a little longer than follow-up sessions as you will be assessed on your health, medical history as well as the severity of your wound. Your physician will create a personalized wound care treatment plan that is specifically suited to you and your needs.
Your wound care physician will also ensure that your wound is constantly checked and that your plan is updated according to how well your wound is responding to treatment. You will also be given directions on how to properly tend to your wound while at home, a nutrition guide to ensure that your body is performing at optimal levels as well as showing how to properly dress your wound and ensure that it does not sustain any further injuries.
How You Can Help
It’s great to go for wound care treatment, but it’s also important that you follow your physician’s advice. It’s similar to joining a gym to get fit, never going to workout and then complaining that you aren’t fitter. You have to be proactive in your wound care treatment plan and ensure that you follow your physician’s advice. Try to avoid missing appointments, take note of any changes and speak to your physician about them. Your wound care physician is there to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to ask.
Wound Care as an Adjunctive Treatment
Remember that wound care treatment is not the only treatment option, it is an adjunctive treatment. Wound care centers and physicians will try to provide you with the best treatment plan possible, but this does not mean that you should stop seeing your normal medical provider or continuing with medication prescribed to you by your doctor.
Your primary physician will be in contact with your wound care physician to discuss and evaluate your progress. Do not stop seeing your primary medical provider while undergoing adjunctive treatments. The two combined are what will help reduce your healing time and ensure that you should see positive results.
Severe Wound Care Treatment Options
Depending on the severity of the wound, a more advanced treatment would be needed in order to ensure that the wound heals. In cases such as this, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is generally used to help speed up the recovery process. Oxygen is a vital component that is necessary not only for the functioning of the human body, but also aids in healing damaged tissues. HBOT treatment aids the healing process due to the patient taking in an increased amount of oxygen for a set period of time, which normally ranges between an hour to two hours a session.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment is done in either a pressurized monoplace or multiplace hyperbaric chamber that allows you to inhale pure oxygen during the session. This oxygen rich treatment saturates your blood with oxygen which aids in the recovery of damaged tissue and blood vessels. While modern medicine treats the outside and provides medication to help fight infections, hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats the wound from the inside by ensuring the growth of healthy tissue and promoting blood vessel growth.
The CūtisCare Way
We will work directly with your physician to create a tailored wound care plan for you. At CūtisCare we aim to provide our partner hospitals with cutting edge solutions and continuous education training in the fields of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care treatments. We also provide a range of educational resources to ensure that patients receive only the best wound care treatments. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-617-7057.