Fast Wound Treatment: How Can Nursing Homes Help?

Wound treatment includes treatment for pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, open wounds, puncture wounds, lacerations and many others. Wound care management, including comprehensive evaluation and pain management, is key to a successful healing process.

Fairview Rehab And Nursing Home in Queens NY has a great reputation when it comes to effective and speedy wound treatment and recovery. Our nursing home is used to treating often quite serious wounds which, if not properly treated, can lead to complications. A key aim of treatment is managing and preventing infections, and making sure wounds stay closed.

Treating wounds is something that medical professionals receive lengthy training for. By closely monitoring the healing process, our staff aim to get patients home as quickly as possible. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehab services.

The information below is for educational purpose only. Seek medical advice and treatment if you have a serious wound.

Male nurse providing wound treatment and care to an elderly woman

What Is The Fastest Way To Heal An Open Wound?

Dedicated wound care teams in nursing homes evaluate open wounds and draw up a comprehensive care plan. Taking such steps and ensuring adequate blood flow to the wound will speed up the healing process. There is no definitive time in which a wound heals – wound treatment times depend on individual circumstances.

An open wound is prone to infection, so cleansing it is a vital first step in the treatment and recovery process. Pain is an indication of infection and any treatment will include pain alleviation measures.

If necessary, wound treatment may include the removal of any unhealthy tissue before dressing the wound and affected area. Compression wraps or hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be appropriate and can speed up the healing time.

Talk to your doctor… seek medical advice for wound treatment

Even if you think your wound is a minor problem you should talk to your doctor to avoid complications. Once infected, wounds can become much harder to treat, so seek medical advice at the earliest opportunity. Most wounds require professional wound treatment to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.

Avoid treating at home if your wound is serious

Only minor wounds can heal by themselves, so if you have a more serious wound, don’t try and self-treat. If you have diabetes or allergies, you are at much greater risk of your wound not healing properly. These and other conditions can make it more likely that you develop complications.

Avoid complications and get professional wound treatment

One of the most important things to do if you have an open wound is to avoid complications. Sores, wounds, and complications tend to develop in patients who are least mobile and in poor general health. There may be some simple lifestyle changes that can help fight off infections such as quitting smoking. A healthy diet is also a key part of wound care in people of all ages.

Fairview rehab and nursing home’s friendly, high caliber staff use a range of treatment options to produce the quickest possible wound treatment outcomes. Do contact us if you would like to find out more about our wound care services.