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Wound & Ostomy Care

Wounds, which may range from 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:

Innovative Treatments

Discover the latest in wound care treatment - including hyperbaric oxygen therapy - at Avera. Your provider may also recommend:

  • Compression wrapping
  • Debridement
  • Gradient compression garments
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Orthotics
  • 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
  • Infrared
  • Negative pressure vacuum assisted closure
  • Surgical wound closure
  • Ultrasound

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:

Find Wound Care Close to Home

Get expert, compassionate care for diabetic or pressure ulcers, surgically created wounds, such as ostomy or fistula, other non-healing conditions or burns.

Call 911 for Emergencies

Call 911 to get emergency attention for wounds, trauma, burns or major injuries.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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