Wound Care Program
The photographs to the right
are of a patient on our service with deep complex wounds. Both
wounds had full thickness skin loss with extensive destruction, tissue
necrosis, and damage to muscle, and supporting structures.
Effective VAC therapy is
evidenced by decompression of the wound to allow increased perfusion,
oxygen and nutrient transport to facilitate in the healing process.
After a short period of time
the exudates color changed to serosanguinous. As the weeks
progressed, there was remarkable improvement shown by the shrinking of
the wound size as the granulation tissue formation increased.
Initial size of wounds;
Wound #1: 8x5x5
Wound #2: 9x7x5
After 5 weeks there was a
gradual decrease in size as evidenced by the last photograph on the
right as the extra-cellular debris was brought to equilibrium.
The wound continues to form
granulation tissue. New skin growth is visualized at the edges and
the patient is now able to manage with minimal assistance from nursing
With wound care goals
achieved this patient has progressed to a state of independence that was
not present prior to our interventions.
East West has committed to
providing superior wound care to patients with complex needs. Our
wound care expertise is clearly demonstrated. Please feel free to
call us for an evaluation of your patients needs. We look forward
to hearing from you soon...