American Care Partners recognizes that many of our patients need specialized nursing care. To meet our patients’ needs, we have a team of nurses who are certified and specialize in:
A wound care nurse works with a patient’s homecare team to monitor a variety of wounds and the healing process. The type of bandaging and treatment method may change if the wound care nurse does not see progress.
Wound care services include:
- Assessing, evaluating and identifying patients who are at risk or need treatment for:
- Decubitus (pressure ulcers)
- Surgical wounds
- Lower legs (diabetic, venous and arterial)
- Consulting with doctors and wound care centers to select the right treatment for the patient.
- Educating the patients and caregivers to prevent wounds.
- Teaching patients and their caregivers to care for their wounds
- Wound care nurses visit patients’ homes to monitor wounds closely. They make sure that patients are making positive improvements.
An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the elimination of urine or stool. A stoma is the actual end of the ureter or small or large bowel that can be seen protruding through the abdominal wall. Ostomy care includes teaching a patient or caregiver how to empty the pouch, clean the area, care for the skin around the stoma and replace the pouch. Patients and caregivers also learn food guidelines to minimize discomfort and improve quality of life.
Patient Education and Resources
- How to Change a Dressing
- Directions to Change a Dressing (PDF)
Referrals also accepted through ECIN