Baptist Health Wound Care to observe Wound Care Awareness Week 2018
Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds by observing Wound Care Awareness Week June 4-8
Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds by observing Wound Care Awareness Week June 4-8. The center will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and advanced wound care solutions.
It is estimated that one in four families has a family member with a chronic wound. Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.
Patients often live with non-healing wounds for an extended period of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options. “We work to educate providers about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care, and then provide appropriate care to heal that patient’s wounds,” said Jamie Ehling, Baptist Health Wound Care program director.
People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Baptist Health Wound Care. To schedule an appointment, phone 270.575.2414. Physician referrals are not required.