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Wound Care Awareness Week

The Wound Care Center at Carteret Health Care, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 6 to June 10.  One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; Carteret Health Care’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. 
Carteret’s Wound Care Center will be offering several in-services for clinical staff during the week as well as offering education to the community. Program Directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions.

“We see patients living with non-healing wounds for a prolonged amount of time due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care options,” said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics. “We work to educate community physicians about which of their patients can benefit from advanced wound care, and then provide coordinated care to heal that patient’s wounds.”
Carteret’s Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurses and therapists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds that have resisted traditional treatment. The causes of wounds are complex, and the Center’s team represents expertise in all the major areas necessary to handle varied circumstances and challenges. 

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.  If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. 

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to CHC Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric. Visit www.woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, please call 252-808-6450 or visit www.carterethealth/woundcare.org 


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