Wound Care with a Ray of Sunshine
Our skin is amazing. It protects us from external contaminants, cools us when we sweat, accounts for about 15% of our body weight, and has the capacity to heal itself. But when healing does not occur properly, the wound can become a serious problem.
Sunshine’s on-staff Certified Wound Care nurse and associated health care professional assist with the care of patients dealing with troublesome, unhealed wounds.
Multiple Causes. Multiple Treatments.
Wounds occur because of many reasons — injury, lack of blood flow, and disease are common causes. Some wounds may not heal on their own and, if unaddressed, can get larger, more painful, and cause dangerous patient complications from an infection.
Proper wound care is critical — especially when recovering from an injury, managing personal health affected by diabetic or venous ulcers, and wounds caused by pressure or a lack of sensation.
At Sunshine Health Facilities, wound care is a top priority. Patients receive a tailored wound care program administered by a wound specialist. On-staff physicians and registered nurse practitioners are on-site five days a week to handle other medical needs that arise during wound treatment.
Sunshine provides all types of wound care in our facility and at home, including administering IVs, pressure bandages, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and many more. It’s surprising how many wound treatment options patients can receive at home. Many chronic and other serious wounds can be safely and expertly cared for by our wound care team without requiring ER or hospital visits.
Who Benefits from Specialized Wound Care?
Individuals suffering from unhealed chronic wounds from injuries or surgery benefit from specialized wound care and treatment from the Sunshine Health Facilities team of on-site and in-home professionals.
If you or a loved one has a wound that has not responded to conventional treatment after 30 days, then specialized wound care from Sunshine Health Facilities is the answer. Some common reasons for failing to heal include:
- if the wound was caused by complications from diabetes or circulatory disease, particularly on the feet or ankles
- if the wound was caused by friction or pressure due to a lack of nerve sensation
- if the wound was associated with damage to veins, especially in the legs
- if the wound is extensive and needs to heal from the inside out
Conditions Treated by Sunshine Wound Care
- Wounds that have not healed responded well to treatment after 30 days
- Neuropathic wounds of any duration
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Tears due to thinning skin
Good Health is More Than Just Skin Deep
Our skin does an incredible job protecting us from the world around us. However, when it has trouble maintaining that protection, Sunshine's wound care specialists provide the expertise, treatment, and compassionate care the wound requires to heal.
We Provide Health on the Path to Healing
Contact Sunshine Health Facilities to talk with a compassionate expert about wound care needs by calling the phone number below.
10410 E 9th Ave Bldg B
Spokane Valley, WA 99206