When you come into the Wound Care Center at Jefferson Hospital, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health with an examination. They'll also review your medical history with you and determine if a blood test is required. After evaluation, our staff will then determine if you need additional tests that will give us information about the blood flow in the wound area.
What to bring with you:
When your tests are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress, and make any changes in your treatment plan that may need needed. You or your caregiver will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes, and protecting the wound from further injury.
The Wound Care Center will work with your personal doctor. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and send updates on your progress unless we're instructed otherwise. You'll continue to see your primary doctor for routine medical care.
You'll receive complete instructions for your treatment when you arrive. A comfortable cotton garment approved for use in the chamber will be provided to you. For your safety, the following are not allowed inside the chamber
Over the course of your treatment, you should avoid the use of any tobacco products; these will constrict blood vessels and prolong or even prevent the healing of your wound.
Please let us know if you are ill, and/or are taking any medications prior to your treatment. Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs; inform us any changes in your health or medications so we may update your treatment plan.
To learn more about Jefferson Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services, call one of our convenient Wound Care Centers:
Wound Care Center
South Hills Medical Office Building on Jefferson Hospital’s main campus
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center
Bethel Park Campus