Wound Care

About Wound Care

For optimal wound healing and to minimize the chance of scarring, an effective wound care program is crucial.

Many different types of injuries will involve some level of post-incident wound care. These can include incidents like burning, surgery, persistent ulcers, edema, and traumatic wounds. Each wound requires its own unique level of care and attention to ensure it is healing in the best possible way.

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital specializes in all forms of wound care management. Our dedicated team of highly qualified nurses, therapists and doctors are experts in ensuring wounds are clean, sterile, and being properly looked after.

Close up of nurse treating patient wound

What Do We Treat?

Every wound requires a different care regime to heal in an ideal fashion. Some wounds will require daily dressing changes, whilst others will need massaging or debriding. Some of the wounds we treat are:

  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Edema
  • Ostomy
  • Burns
  • Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
  • Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers
  • Wounds related to circulatory problems
  • Chronic Wounds—wounds that do not show improvement or healing in four weeks

What Services Do We Offer?

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to offer an extensive range of wound care services to suit every type of injury and patient need. Our expert team of medical practitioners are highly experienced in:

  • Wound Nursing Care – Dressing changes and nail care assessment
  • Debridement – Removal of contaminated tissue
  • Compression Therapy
  • Topical Wound and Skin Care Growth Factor Therapy
  • Treatment for Skin and bone infection
  • Patient/Family Education
  • VAC (vacuum assisted closure) services
  • Home visits for home-bound

How Can Care Be Accessed?

Whilst we make every effort to treat those in need, a physician referral may be required to receive care from the SMH Wound Care Clinic. Our new office location is at the SMH Outpatient Wound Clinic on 101 Walnut Street in Manistique MI.

Please consult your health insurance provider or contact the Wound Care Clinic for more information at (906) 341-1866.

Our Wound Care Clinic is also pleased to provide outpatient wound care options to those living in the surrounding area. This involves a trained medical professional coming to your home and assisting with any would care requirements you might have.

For more information, contact our Wound Care Clinic or speak with you doctor to see if outpatient wound care is right for you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRENDA BARBER

Brenda Barber, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, CWS, WOCN Wound Care Specialist

Brenda Barber, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, CWS, WOCN Wound Care Specialist

Brenda Barber graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual masters degree in Family and Geriatrics as certified Nurse Practitioner. She became a certified wound specialist in 2001 through the American Board of Wound Management. Brenda works full time in the Outpatient Wound Clinic located at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Outpatient Wound Clinic at 101 Walnut Street.

 

Download our latest Wound Care Brochure here.