Wound care center at Gargash Hospital is a comprehensive outpatient wound healing center dedicated to the care of patients with non healing wounds. We provide advanced wound care for those patients with difficult-to-heal and/or non healing wounds.
Our Center is staffed by multidisciplinary team of clinicians with advance training in woundcare. Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process.
Common types of non-healing wounds include:
- Pressure sores
- Surgical wounds
- Radiation sores
- Foot ulcers due to diabetes, poor blood flow, chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis), or swollen legs
Certain wounds may not heal well due to:
- Poor circulation due to damage to arteries or veins
- Nerve damage
- Bone infection
- Being inactive or immobile
- Weak immune system
- Poor nutrition
- Excess alcohol use
Non-healing wounds may take months to heal. Surgery may be performed to speed up healing. Some wounds never heal completely.
Your Wound Care Team
When you go to a wound clinic at Gargash Hospital, you will work with a team of healthcare providers trained in wound care. Your team may include:
- Doctors who oversee your care
- Nurses who clean and dress your wound and teach you how to care for it at home
- Physical therapists who help with wound care and work with you to help you stay mobile
Your providers will also keep your primary care physician up to date on your progress and treatment.
What to Expect at a Wound Care Center
Your wound care team will:
- Examine and measure your wound
- Check the blood flow in the area around the wound
- Determine why it's not healing
- Create a treatment plan
Treatment goals include:
- Healing the wound
- Preventing the wound from getting worse or becoming infected
- Preventing limb loss
- Preventing new wounds from occurring or old wounds from coming back
- Helping you stay mobile
In order to treat your wound, your provider will clean out the wound and apply dressing. You also may have other types of treatment to help it heal.