Wound Care

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:

  • Basic Wound Care: cleaning wounds and changing wound dressings and administering antibiotic therapy (if prescribed).
  • Self-Care Training: education for patients and caregivers on how to change wound dressings, monitor healing, manage pain and recognize potential complications.
  • Cutting-Edge Treatment: state-of-the-art therapies, such as the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC), which employs suction technology to stimulate tissue growth and heal wounds faster. Our nurses also may take digital photos of wounds and email them to our wound specialists, or even a patient's doctors, for consultation.

Terms You Need To Know

Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC)

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...

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (WOCN)

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.