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Wound Care Clinic Opens at St. Anthony

Monday, 25 October 2010

St. Anthony Regional Hospital announces the opening of a new Wound Care Clinic, located in Suite 210 of the Community Health Center on the St. Anthony campus. Janelle Schoenfeld, RN, a Certified Wound Care Nurse, serves patients of all ages from the community who require specialized care for non-healing, or complicated wounds. Pictured in the Wound Care Clinic are Ms. Schoenfeld and Jessie Gehling, Clinic receptionist.

Working with the St. Anthony medical staff and patients’ family physicians, Ms. Schoenfeld provides a full range of services that include instruction for specific wound treatments, assessment of each patient for possible complications related to chronic, complicated wounds, and ongoing education to patients and caregivers about wound management. “The specialized care offered at the Wound Care Clinic can mean that patients who experience ongoing wound, ostomy or continence problems may have fewer re-hospitalizations, a reduced likelihood of some type of disability, and an improved quality of life,” added Ms. Schoenfeld.

“We’re pleased to offer this specialized service to the community,” said Gary Riedmann, St. Anthony President, “With the number of people who experience non-healing, or complicated wounds on the rise, providing advanced wound care is another way St. Anthony has been able to respond to the needs of people in our area.”

Following national guidelines based on clinical evidence to treat and manage wounds, the Wound Care Clinic offers treatment for a variety of problem wounds, including vascular leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical or traumatic wounds, wounds caused by edema, cancer, radiation treatment, burns, and infections, and venous stasis ulcers.

The Wound Care Clinic also offers ostomy and continence services. Ostomy care includes pre-surgery ostomy site marking, post surgical care and education, appliance fittings and adjustments, ostomy and peristomal skin assessments and treatments, and one-on-one education for patients and families. Continence services encompass bladder retraining, management of urinary incontinence related to stress, urge, and retention incontinence, management of fecal and urinary diversions, nutritional counseling related to bowel and bladder issues, and fistula Management.

The Wound Care Clinic welcomes new patients and works closely with primary care physicians, home health agencies and nursing homes. The Wound Care Clinic is open by appointment Monday-Friday, 8 am – 2pm.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (712) 794-5901.

Last updated ( Wednesday, 10 November 2010 )

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