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Wound Care

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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Specialized Services 

There are many treatment options and services provided at the Comprehensive Wound Center. The management of wound care includes:

Diabetes Counseling
A registered diabetes educator through the Ruth Collins Diabetes Center is available to assist patients in managing their diabetes and symptoms.

Enterstomal Therapy
Registered nurses with specialized certifications in enterostomal therapy ( a specialized field of nursing involving the care of patients with stomas, incontinence, dermal ulcers and other select skin conditions) are available to assist with wound care and healing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric treatment is provided to patients in our center using chambers that provide 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressures to promote healing.

Negative Pressure Therapy (Wound VAC)
Wound VAC is a non-invasive therapy that uses controlled localized negative pressure to stimulate the growth of healthy granulation tissue. By removing wound fluid, managing the bacterial bioburden as well as support a moist wound environment occurs to help enhance cell migration and epithelialization.

Nutritional Counseling
A registered dietitian through Baylor Outpatient Nutritional Counseling is available to assist patients patients in developing meal planning that may facilitate wound healing.

Pain Management:
The Wound Care Center staff works in conjunction with the physicians and team at Baylor Centers for Pain Management Center to provide manage pain during and after treatment.

Physical Therapy
Whirlpool, mist therapy, pulsed lavage, debridement and special dressings are some of the many physical therapy modalities that are used in our wound care program.

Therapy Doppler Evaluation
A test to determine blood flow available to transport medications and nutrients to the wound area.

Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring (TCOM)
Electrodes are placed around a wound to measure the oxygen available in the skin to support healing.

Wound Care
Debridement during minor procedures or extended into several sessions to promote growth of healthy tissues in the wound area.