Wound Care Services
Advanced Wound Healing
What is a chronic wound?
The human body has a remarkable ability to heal after an injury or illness.
However, there are times that wounds do not heal as they should. There
are approximately 6 million Americans with wounds which are healing slowly
or not at all. These patients experience prolonged pain, discouragement,
frustration, isolation and a diminished quality of life.
Many factors contribute to delayed wound healing including diabetes, infection,
compromised blood flow, poor nutrition and unrelieved pressure.
The Rehabilitation Department of Whittier Hospital Medical Center provides
advanced wound care services which can help to promote wound healing.
This care is provided by a wound specialist certified by the American Academy
of Wound Management.
Our services are provided by physician referral only and we work with the
physician to assure that all of the patient's needs are attended to.
The physician is provided with a comprehensive report of the initial evaluation
and regular progress reports. We will request the physician review and
sign the treatment plan.
What types of wounds do we treat?
Frequently treated wounds include:
- diabetic foot ulcers
- pressure ulcers
- wounds related to radiation therapy
- non healing surgical sites
- chronic delayed healing wounds
What types of services are available?
- comprehensive evaluation which may include sensory testing, vascular testing,
ABI, gait assessment, manual muscle testing
- sharp and mechanical debridement of non viable tissue
- electrotherapeutic modalities for wound healing
- advanced wound dressings
- complete rehabilitation services to promote optimal function and pain management
- nutritional assessment and education
- diabetic education
May we help you?
The management of chronic wounds presents a challenge to your practice.
We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you in meeting the challenge.
Please contact us for information or to refer a patient.
Wound Care Service
Whittier Hospital Medical Center
15111 Whittier Blvd. Suite 350
Whittier, CA 90603
Please note, our Out Patient Rehabilitation Services Department is adjacent
to the hospital.