What is Wound Healing?
Wound healing is a multidisciplinary service that provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds—wounds that do not show improvement in four weeks or are not totally healed in eight weeks. These types of wounds can lead to life-threatening infections, amputation, and debilitating health problems.
About the Wound Care Center
The Wound Care Center at Flushing Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art unit that provides specialized, interdisciplinary wound care to patients who suffer from non-healing or chronic wounds.
Designed to bring technically advanced, surgically-oriented wound care to patients whose wounds are resistant to traditional forms of treatment, the center is staffed with plastic surgeons, general surgeons, podiatrists, vascular surgeons and RNs certified in wound care. It currently boasts a success rate of 91%, which is above the national average, and has expanded to a six-bed unit to better accommodate its growing number of patients.
- At the center, patients have access to the following comprehensive wound care services:
- Specialty dressings
- V.A.C. therapy
- Home care services
- Evaluation for and referral to hyperbaric unit (Therapy within Network)
- Advanced therapies
- Education materials and resources
- One-on-one doctor/patient assessment and ongoing care
Who is Eligible?
An estimated two percent of the entire population—three to five million Americans—suffer from non-healing and chronic wounds.
- These types of wounds are usually a result of:
- Poor circulation
- Vascular disease
Individuals with these health issues and who have acquired a wound are candidates for wound healing at Flushing Hospital.
- The Wound Care Center is a leader in amputation prevention and offers several additional benefits to patients and their families, including:
- Improved disease management
- Enhanced patient satisfaction
- Integrated, more convenient patient care
- Reduced inpatient re-admission