Wound Care program achieves optimal healing

The Southeastern Health Care at Home (SE) Wound Care Program focuses on the treatment of wounds and improving outcomes, as well as the patient’s overall health. The program is led by a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) with the assistance of a team of specially-trained “Wound Champions.”

SE provides one of the only WOCN home-based programs in the region, providing highly-skilled nurses to care for vulnerable patients. The SE team achieves optimal healing at home by following the evidence-based treatment protocols based on standards of care established by the WOCN Society. This includes continuous staff training and education and the development of individualized treatment plans. Other components of the WOCN Society protocol include:

  • Patient and caregiver education
    • Infection prevention
    • Wound care techniques
    • Optimal nutrition for healing
  • Weekly case conferences to discuss best practices for healing wounds and decreasing healing time
  • Cutting-edge technology
    • HIPAA-compliant wound imaging and measurement
    • Wound Vac technology
    • Disposable Negative Pressure therapy
  • Collaboration with physicians, wound care centers, and other multidisciplinary team members.