Treating slow-to-heal and non-healing wounds is a complex process.
Patients face serious risk of infection and often suffer from multiple medical complications. Specific therapies and treatments are necessary to help these patients recover and build their strength.
Wound Management at RML is led by certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses supported by the medical supervision of board-certified infectious disease physicians. The wound management team includes dietitians, pharmacists, occupational and physical therapists, a physician assistant and often a physiatrist—all critical to treatment and healing.
The Wound Management team collaborates to set a course of treatment that takes nutrition, blood protein levels and the patient’s ability to fight infection into consideration. Progress is closely monitored, allowing adjustments to treatment and therapies to reach a positive outcome.
The type of wounds treated at RML include:
RML’s Wound Management program was recognized with a best practices award by the National Association of Long Term Hospitals (NALTH) for innovations in pressure support. RML developed and implemented a support surface methodology, using specialty beds and mattresses to reduce surface pressures, assist in patient positioning and meet individual patient wound healing needs.