Nearly six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. The Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care uses the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remains current in new scientific advances in open wound care. Our Center for Wound Care is a hospital-based outpatient service located on the main floor of the hospital. The center is open Monday through Friday.
We specialize in healing chronic wounds
If you suffer from a wound that won’t heal, you are not alone. Every year, chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions keep millions of American just like you from doing the things they love to do. Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than any other facility. Many patients see wounds that have resisted healing after months of traditional treatment be treated and healed successfully.
When should I seek treatment for a wound?
If you have a sore or wound that has not begun to heal within two weeks or has not completely healed in six weeks, you should contact the Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care. We will coordinate your care with your primary physician.
Circumstances that may require wound care include:
- Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
- Surgical wounds
- Venous stasis
- Arterial insufficiency
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Progressive necrotizing infections (aka flesh eating bacteria)
- Traumatic wounds
Our wound care treatment
Upon arrival, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. Members of the team will review your medical history and they may perform a blood test and possibly other special tests to inform your physicians about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
We form a treatment program based on your test results and special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Care to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes needed. You, or your caregiver, will be given detailed instructions for in-home care regarding bandage changes and protection of the wound site from further damage. We encourage our patients to watch their own progress in between visits.
Treatment options for your wound may include:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Bio-engineered skin grafting
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Debridement(removal of dead tissue)
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Edema (swelling) management
Coverage for wound care
Many health plans cover Center for Wound Care treatment. Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the Center.
Our wound care team
The wound care team at Terre Haute Regional Hospital consists of knowledgeable and caring professionals. Involving an entire team increases the level of wound care and builds trust. Ultimately, this improves patient compliance, which promotes positive clinical outcomes.