Wound Care Services
Seven Oaks General Hospital provides wound care services to all patients, whether as an inpatient or as an outpatient attending one of the many day programs such as Dialysis or Oncology. Over 30 members of the multidisciplinary Wound Team delivers evidence based wound care to all patients in all programs using current and WRHA Best Practice guidelines for:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Ischemic/Arterial Ulcers
- Venous Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Surgical Wounds
- Malignant Wounds
- Infected Wounds
- Dermatology Concerns
Wound Care Services also places a large emphasis on wound prevention and staff and patient education. A pressure ulcer prevention program is an important part of the care received. Wound Care Services is also part of clinical trials, in an effort to offer patients an opportunity to be part of national research initiatives.
In 2013 several leaders from Seven Oaks Wound Team will be attending the prestigious Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute, in Toronto. These members with focus on specific projects that will help improve wound care, prevention practices and processes at Seven Oaks Hospital.
Seven Oaks Hospital is committed to focusing on prevention of wounds, especially pressure ulcers (or “bed sores”). During March 11-15 2013, the hospital participated in the Regional Pressure Ulcer Prevention Campaign. During this week hospital patients were provided with education leaflets for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
More information about Preventing Pressure Ulcers can be downloaded below or you can visit the Winnipeg Health Region Wound Care site.