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Each year, thousands of patients throughout the New York City area are discharged from the hospital with slow-healing surgical wounds. Others suffering from chronic conditions, like diabetes, often have wounds or open sores that don't heal easily. To prevent infections and other serious complications once a patient has left the hospital, getting proper wound care at home is critical.
At VNSNY, we aim to provide the highest level of wound care for our patients. A skilled nurse, or for those with difficult wounds, a wound-care clinical nurse specialist, will work closely with each patient’s home health care nursing team to establish a treatment plan and evaluate progress every step of the way.
While specific treatments vary by patient, our nurses can provide the following wound-care services:
Vacuum assisted closure (also called vacuum therapy, vacuum sealing or topical negative pressure therapy) is a medical procedure in which a vacuum is used to remove blood or fluid from a wound or operation more...
A Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) is a clinical nursing specialty that involves the treatment of patients with acute and chronic wounds, as well as ostomy patients, who have had some kind of more...
For more information on VNSNY's Wound Care services, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.