MedStar VNA recognizes that many of our patients need specialized care. That’s why we have a group of nurses who are certified specifically to treat complex wounds. Our wound care nurses use evidence-based treatment protocols from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the National Alliance of Wound Care to help patients achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. As part of our multi-disciplinary clinical team, MedStar VNA wound care nurses closely monitor wounds through special imaging software while providing patient education and treatment regimens to ensure wounds heal. Our individualized approach to treating patients’ wounds reduces complications, promotes healing, decreases the chance for infection, and keeps patients healing safely at home.
In-Home Wound Care Services
- Assessment, evaluation, and identification of patients who are at risk or need treatment for:
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Blood circulation challenges (e.g., diabetic, venous and arterial)
- Expert consultation by certified wound, ostomy and continence care RNs
- Specialized wound care treatment plans
- Wound care management, including dressing changes
- Pain management
- Wound imaging, analysis, and expert consultation through the Parable Health photography application
- Future wound prevention
- Healing time optimization
Wound Care Education
MedStar VNA nurses and therapists offer education in the home to help patients and their caregivers take care of wounds and change dressings. Get a head start and watch this dressing change video or read these dressing change instructions to learn how you can safely change the bandage on a wound.
You may need wound care if you have:
- Non-healing wounds
- Wounds that haven’t improved over two weeks
- Wounds that have worsened, and you need a new treatment plan
- Complex wound care needs
- Special catheters
- Complicated treatment orders
- New Stage III and IV pressure ulcers
- Needs for preventative skin measures (e.g., appropriate support surface, moisture management)
- Conditions that make wound care a challenge, including diabetes and heart disease
To find out more about our home healthcare services, call: 800-862-2166.
Learn About Wound Care
Watch the video below to learn how to properly change the bandage on your wound.