Wound Care Specialist

For most people, wound healing is a natural, uneventful process. A minor scratch or cut heals normally in a short time, leaving only a faint scar or no trace at all. For some individuals, however, it becomes a complex medical problem that requires special attention and care. Problem wounds may occur as a result of diabetes, radiation therapy, trauma or from an underlying medical condition.

St. Anthony's Wound Care Nurse treats a variety of problem wounds, including diabetic ulcers, abscesses, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, traumatic wounds, skin tears, surgical wounds, burns, insect bites and wounds caused by peripheral vascular disease, venous insufficiency and thrombosis.

Personalized care is provided by a nurse with specialized training in wound, and continence care. St. Anthony's wound nurse works closely with the patient, their family and referring physician to coordinate care, provide the latest treatment available and assist with appointment scheduling. Wound care at St. Anthony includes treatment that may encompass support services such as physical therapy, exercise, nutrition, education and diabetic counseling.

Services are available by physician referral or by contacting Janell Schoenfeld, RN, BSN, at 712-794-5624.

 
St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401