It’s Wound Care Awareness Week! Currently 6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. Due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, the vast majority of these people do not receive the treatment they need and deserve.
Symptoms of a chronic wound can include the following:
- Increased redness around the wound
- Warm or red skin
- A red streak spreading from the wound
- An increase in wound drainage
- Pus or cloudy fluid draining from the wound
- A foul odor or abnormal smell
- An increase in pain
- Fever or chills
- Failure of a wound to close or make ample healing progress within thirty days
Cullman Regional’s Wound Healing Center consists of 13 team members including Physicians, Nurses, Front Office Coordinators, a Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety Director and support staff. Patients of the Cullman Regional Center for Wound Healing receive the highest quality chronic wound treatment available. Current advanced treatments available at Cullman Regional are hyperbaric oxygen therapy, total contact casting, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutions and advanced wound care dressings.
With a healing rate of 99%, the Cullman Regional Wound Healing Center takes pride in being an award winning wound care center with highly-trained professionals dedicated to providing the best wound care services to our community.
These services are available Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am to 5 pm and Friday, 8 am to 4 pm through Cullman Regional’s Wound Healing Center. No physician referral is required with most types of insurance. For more information, click here or call 256-737-2980.