The Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic at Clarinda Regional Health Center treats, assesses and makes recommendations involving difficult to treat Wounds, Ostomy care, and Continence issues.
Most wounds heal without problems. Proper cleaning and bandaging usually yields a good result. However, occasionally wounds get “stuck” and fail to respond to care. Certain factors can delay healing such as medications, nutrition, and disease like diabetes. By assessing all of these factors proper treatment can be implemented. At the Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic you can expect accurate assessments, recommendations and timely treatment to assist wound healing.
An ostomy involves part of the bowel or urinary system being brought to the abdomen and diverted into a “bag”. Many times disease or cancer necessitate an ostomy. Patients can endure a difficult time accepting the procedure and learning how to care for the ostomy itself. By selecting the appropriate appliances and learning proper techniques in care, the transition can be improved. Contact the Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic to learn basic techniques, problem solve, and find out about new products for ostomies.
Many people accept losing control of bowel or bladder as a normal part of aging. That does not always have to be the case. Many new options are available to address these issues at the clinic.
Your Wound Care Team
CRHC’s award-winning Wound Care Team of nurses specialize in wound care management. Your response to the healing process is monitored by certified wound care nurses using evidence based care and working with your physician. The Wound Care Team cares directly for you, providing education and promoting healthy healing of a wide variety of wounds including venous, arterial, and surgical wounds as well as injuries and burns.
BSN, RN, CWON
Heather is the Wound Care Manager and a Certified Wound Care Nurse and a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
BSN, RN, CWCN
Naomi Tompkins is a Certified Wound Care Nurse with 30 years nursing experience.
BSN, RN, CWCN
Nicole Derry is a Certified Wound Care Nurse.
BSN, RN, CWCN
Megan Roberts is a Certified Wound Care Nurse.
Mist Ultrasound Therapy
Not all wounds move through the healing process as expected. In non-healing wounds, progression stalls and standard of care treatments fail due to a number of factors. The Mist Therapy System produces a low energy ultrasound-generated mist that promotes wound healing through wound cleansing and maintenance debridement by the removal of tissue drainage and bacteria. Mist therapy is a painless procedure that is ordered by a physician usually three times per week.