Dealing with a chronic non-healing wound is frustrating and time-consuming. Statistics show that three to five million Americans suffer from a non-healing wound, keeping them from enjoying their favorite activities or performing simple daily tasks. The Wound Care Team at Ouachita County Medical Center is here to help.
In Wound Care, we care about your wounds. The nursing department has been treating outpatient and inpatient wounds since 2005.
OCMC Wound Care treats:
- Diabetic and Venous ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Neuropathic Ulcers
- Skin Infections
- Traumatic Wounds
- Non-healing or Infected Surgical Wounds
- Post-Op Surgical Wounds
- Wounds to lower legs and/or feet
- Any wound that is not healing normally
If you are referred to OCMC's Wound Care, after discussing your condition and medical history with your physician, we work with your physician to develop a treatment plan specialized to meet your needs.
In addition to keeping your doctor updated on your progress, we provide you and your caregiver, if appropriate, instruction on caring for you wound from home. This includes learning how to change bandages, protect the wound from further injury, maybe advisement on nutrition and exercise that aid healing and prevent recurrence.
Most patients recover within a few months of regular visits to our facilities and benefit from less hospitalization, prevention of prolonged and/or permanent disability, and decreased risk of limb amputations.
***REFERRALS AND APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY A PHYSICIAN***
Wound Care is located inside OCMC, across from the main Emergency Room entrance. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
If you need any additional information regarding wound care or need to schedule an appointment, please call (870) 836-1225.