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Wound Care

The Wound Management Center is an outpatient wound care clinic located on the second floor of the F. Marie Hall Outpatient Center. Physicians and nurses with expertise in the treatment of chronic and non-healing wounds evaluate, diagnose and manage difficult to heal wounds. Patients may be referred to our clinic by other physicians, health care workers, themselves or family members.

Indications for wound care:

Diabetic ulcers
Neuropathic ulcers
Pressure ulcers
Ischemic ulcers
Venous insufficiency
Traumatic wounds
Surgical wounds
Peristomal skin irritations
Other chronic non-healing wounds

Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):

Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
Compromised skin grafts and flaps
Crush injury or acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
Progressive necrotizing infection or fasciitis
Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while laying in a pressurized chamber. When wounds persist and resist conventional treatment, HBOT is used as an adjunctive therapy to wound care to accelerate the healing process. For more information about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy please contact the Wound Management Center.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call (432) 221-4850.

Wound ostomy services

At Midland Memorial Hospital, we provide our patients who undergo ostomy surgery with the services of a CWOCN (Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse). Our CWOCN works closely with fellow nurses, physicians, dieticians and other members of the health care team to provide support and education so that the patient can return home self-sufficient and able to manage his or her ostomy.

Ostomy and continent diversion surgical procedures are fundamental to the management of several gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract diseases. The impact on the individual and his or her family is profound regardless of whether the diversion is permanent or temporary.

The relationship between the patient and the ostomy nurse does not terminate with discharge from the hospital. Regardless of whether or not the ostomy or continent diversion was performed at Midland Memorial Hospital, the services of the ostomy nurse are available. Our CWOCN is always just a phone call away. And, if the problem cannot be resolved, an outpatient visit can be arranged.

To learn more about wound ostomy, please call (432) 221-5336 or email lagaytha.lewallen@midlandhealth.org.

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