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Wound Care

Wound Care


Front Left- Susan Kvols, RN, WTA = Wound Treatment Associate,
Sarah Theis, LPN, WTA, Back Left- Lyndi McElroy, RN, BSN, WTA,
Janis Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN=Certified Wound Ostomy
Continence Nurse, CFCN=Certified Foot Care Nurse. 

    

Janis Harrison is a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Incontinence Nurse and a Certified Foot and Nail Care Nurse. Janis offers her services to Providence Medical Center 2-3 days per week. The focus of this service is to serve those in need of these specialty services.

Wound care is provided to patients who have wounds resulting from various diseases including those of the lower extremities and feet, complications of surgery and pressure injuries due to a sedimentary lifestyle.

Ostomy care is offered to patients with a urostomy, colostomy, ileostomy, etc. An ostomy is a surgically created opening to the abdominal wall to which a patient is able to excrete bodily wastes.

Continence disorders tend to plague the persons of all ages. Keys to reducing the incidence and delaying the onset of urinary and fecal continence disorders are the early identification and primary prevention.

Foot care is also offered to those in need of primary foot care due to wounds or as prevention of disease that further damage the skin. Nail care is offered in conjunction with foot care.

There is a team of specially trained staff at Providence Medical Center that is ready to help both inpatients and outpatients. Susan, Lyndi, and Sarah are Wound Treatment Associates. A WTA has added training geared toward assisting Janis and Providence patients. Consultation is available at Providence Medical Center.

Physician referral is required. 

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