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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 diabetic educator is available to assist patients in understanding their diabetes through the Ruth Collins Diabetes Center.

Enterstomal Therapy: Enterostomal therapy is a specialized field of nursing involving the care of patients with stomas, incontinence, dermal ulcers and other select skin conditions or those needing wound care. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyHyperbaric treatment has the patient breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressures.

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. This occurs through the removal of wound fluid, which helps to manage bacterial bioburden, as well as support a moist wound environment to enhance cell migration and epithelialization.

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

Pain Management: The Wound Care Center staff works in conjunction with the Pain Management Center at Baylor Dallas to provide pain management treatment.

Physical Therapy: Whirlpool, mist therapy, pulsed lavage, debridement and special dressings are some of physical therapy modalities that are used.

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

Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring (TCOM): Imagine if you could place electrodes around a wound and measure the oxygen available in the skin to support healing. Well you can. The technology is called TCOM and it measures transcutaneous (across the skin) tp02. 

Wound Care & Debridement:  A minor procedure to promote growth of healthy tissues in the wound area.