Wound & Ostomy Care
Wounds, which may range form minor to serious, require the attention of health care providers with the specialized knowledge, skill and experience to treat them effectively. That's exactly what you'll find - in both inpatient and outpatient settings - at Avera.
Comprehensive Care for Chronic & Acute Wounds
Whether caused by an accident, surgical procedures or chronic disease, wounds take time and appropriate attention to heal. Reach out to the wound care experts at Avera - no referral needed - for professional treatment of both acute and chronic wounds caused by:
Discover the latest in wound care treatment - including the region's only hyperbaric oxygen therapy location - at Avera. Your provider may also recommend:
- Compression wrapping
- Gradient compression garments
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Pain management
- Pressure relief appliances such as mattresses, cushions, etc.
- Specialized dressings
- Therapeutic exercise
- Topical medications
If your circumstances require advanced wound care, take advantage of:
- Cellular tissue products
- Electrical stimulation
- Negative pressure vacuum assisted closure
- Surgical wound closure
Specialized Ostomy Care
When your body can't get rid of waste - due to disease or a medical procedure - you may need an ostomy. Trust the expert and compassionate care at Avera with this delicate procedure which creates an opening, also known as an ostomy, on your abdomen to help you get rid of stool and urine through a removable pouch. Before leaving the hospital, you'll be equipped with supplies and training on how to properly care for your ostomy.
Heal with Expert Assistance
The optimal outcome for complex healing situations depends on many factors working together well. You'll benefit from the experience and guidance of Avera nurses who hold a special certification in wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) care, physical therapists and diabetic educators.
That means you receive education in proper nutrition, medication dosages, daily skin care practices, ongoing wound care, prevention and more. You'll also get assistance with your personalized treatment plan to support healing in the comfort of your own home.
Multidisciplinary Care Teams
In addition, your multidisciplinary wound and ostomy care team may include experts in: