Posted on June 03, 2021
The Wound & Hyperbaric Centers® at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional and TidalHealth Nanticoke, members of the Healogics network, are helping raise awareness of the risks of chronic wounds during the eighth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 7 to June 11.
Healogics established Wound Care Awareness Week in 2014 to bring attention to the growing need for wound care and the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with non-healing wounds. Program directors and wound care community consultants across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating providers, patients and the public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions that are available. Both TidalHealth Wound & Hyperbaric locations in Salisbury and Seaford offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.
The incidence of chronic wounds is rising due to our aging population and increasing rates of diseases. People with wounds often have chronic conditions like diabetes, PAD, cardiovascular disease and COPD. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Even more alarmingly, 50 percent of people die within five years of amputation.
To support this underserved and growing population of people living with chronic wounds, TidalHealth Wound & Hyperbaric, in partnership with Healogics, offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the Center’s physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary provider to continue routine care.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional treatment methods may benefit from a visit to TidalHealth Wound & Hyperbaric. Visit www.woundcareawareness.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and hear from patients about how wound healing changed their lives. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-677-6605 (in Maryland) or 302-628-8322 (in Delaware) or visit www.tidalhealth.org/wound.