Every year, 3 to 5 million Americans suffer from acute and chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions. CHI St. Alexius Health is pleased to offer an outpatient wound care program to handle a variety of acute and chronic wounds, fistulas and ostomies.
Acute Versus Chronic Wounds
Acute - An acute wound is an injury that causes a break in the skin and can be caused by an incision, puncture, abrasion or laceration.
Chronic - Chronic wounds develop when an acute wound fails to completely heal within six weeks due to poor blood supply, infection, disease or other health related factors.
Our dedicated multi-disciplinary team consists of a certified wound ostomy continence nurse/nurse practitioner, infectious disease physician, Home Care & Hospice certified wound care nurse, primary care providers, general surgeon and physical therapists.
Scope of Services:
• non-healing wounds
• pressure ulcers
• venous ulcers
• arterial ulcers
• traumatic wounds
• surgical wounds
• abdominal stomas
• continence disorders
• ostomy care
• minor burns
Wound Program Goals
• Improve patient outcomes by wound healing and prevention
• Enhance quality of life for patients
• Decrease wound recurrence by consistent wound evaluation
• Enhanced education to patient, families, clinicians
• Use of evidenced based wound care treatments
• Selection of proper pressure relief measures/ devices
Knowing the right course of treatment is vital in managing chronic and hard-to-treat wounds. Our program’s team of experts combines advanced medical techniques, physical therapy and personalized treatment plans to enhance quality of life for patients suffering from acute and chronic wounds. Care provided is patient focused and team orientated and is designed for patients at any age and at any stage of their wound care. By using evidenced-based wound care treatments, decreasing wound recurrence by consistent evaluations and educating patients on proper care techniques, St Alexius’ Wound Care Program is a center for wound healing.
To schedule an appointment please call (701) 530-5550 or toll free at (877) 530-5550.
The clinic is located on the 3rd floor of CHI St. Alexius Health. Use the East Patient Entrance on 10th and Rosser Avenue.
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