Comprehensive Wound Center
Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Wounds
The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving focuses on the evaluation and treatment of chronic wounds using advanced wound care technologies, as well as traditional medical and surgical therapies. The types of wounds treated include abdominal stomas, pressure ulcers, chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers and other hard-to-heal wounds.
The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White – Irving is nationally accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The UHMS accreditation program was implemented in 2002 to raise the standards by which qualified hyperbaric facilities operate.
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Conveniently located at Baylor Scott & White – Irving's north campus off Interstate 635 and MacArthur, the Comprehensive Wound Center provides a broad array of specialized services, including:
- Enterostomal therapy
- Doppler evaluation
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
- Wound care and debridement
- Negative pressure therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Diabetes counseling
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Focused on Quality Care
The multidisciplinary team of the Wound Care Center at Baylor Scott & White – Irving consists of physicians on the medical staff, nurses, technicians, dietitians and care coordinators. When a patient transitions from an inpatient to an outpatient setting, arrangements will be made to promote continuity of care. In addition, a case manager works with the patient and family to help ensure the treatment plan is clearly understood.
The case manager stays in contact with the patient between visits, works with home health providers or nursing home staff, and facilitates communication between the physician on the medical staff of the wound care center and the referring physician.
The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White – Irving provides inpatients and outpatients with specialized wound care services in a dedicated environment. Research has shown that comprehensive wound care programs can reduce the risk of infection or other complications, possibly decreasing the length of a hospital stay.
Key components of the Comprehensive Wound Center include:
- Standardized, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
- A multidisciplinary team trained in wound care
- A delivery model that supports continuity of care, including a strong discharge program and post-acute referral process.
- Patient and staff education
- A database to measure improvement, benchmark and drive quality outcome measurements
- And, outreach programs that include home health, rehabilitation, long-term acute care and nursing homes
A database of outcomes within the Comprehensive Wound Center is used to evaluate process improvement activities, demonstrate the impact of treatment plan changes and provide data to measure against national benchmarks.
The outcome measurements that facilitate benchmark measuring include:
- Healing time (from the first time the patient is seen in the wound
care center until a physician provides written documentation
that the wound is healed).
- Amputation rates (the number of patients that receive an amputation despite aggressive wound care treatment by the wound care team).