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Wound, Ostomy & Continence Care

A Certified Wound, Ostomy & Continence RN (WOCN) provides expert guidance to patients, caregivers and Agency nurses on the wound, ostomy, or continence care most appropriate for each patient with a skin issue. This is accomplished by:

  • Assessing each patient with a wound and suggesting appropriate interventions to promote wound healing
  • Working closely with physicians in providing the most effective wound care possible
  • Providing in-depth training to Agency nurses on interventions necessary to prevent skin breakdown and wound management
  • Assessing patients for appropriateness for a Wound Vac (a special device to assist in wound healing)
  • Wound debridement (a special technique of cleaning wounds by removing the dead tissue)
  • Teaching patients and/or caregivers how to care for a wound or ostomy
  • Assessing patients with ostomies and identifying the most appropriate appliance

Continence Care is for patients experiencing urinary voiding issues.
A bladder scan can be utilized to determine bladder function and urinary retention. This is a painless, non-invasive procedure using a small portable ultrasound machine which prevents the patient from having to endure an invasive bladder catherization which may be uncomfortable.

 

 

 

 


Foothills Visiting Nurse & Home Care, Inc.
32 Union Street Winsted, CT 06098
Phone: (860) 379-8561
Fax: (860) 738-7479
Email: homecare@foothillsvna.org

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