John, a retired high school guidance counselor, spent nine hours on the operating table after suffering a heart attack in his bedroom. After surgery, John’s leg swelled and he developed a blood blister, which later became seriously infected. Repeated consultations with his doctors led him to CVHHH and our wound care team. Shelby, one of our three wound care certified clinicians, was assigned to manage his care. John says that Shelby knew right away what to do to help heal the wound and prevent further damage. “She was right on top of everything,” he says. His wife, Nancy, also a retired educator, concurred: “It was a very scary time for us. It was comforting to have the support at home of a professional who could look after John’s medical needs. Because we were at home, I could be with him the whole time. Thank goodness for the home health nurses.”
When wounds heal quickly, without complications, you can resume normal activities, regain your independence and improve your overall quality of life. Our certified specialists coordinate care with your physician to manage your wounds and consult with your home health nurse regarding the best strategies for healing.
Wound care services provided:
- Care for your wounds, including cleaning and changing wound dressings
- Medication review and help managing your daily regimen
- Education on how to change wound dressings, monitor your progress and managing pain
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