How we can help.

Tri-County Health Care certified wound and ostomy nurses (CWON) are trained to address the needs presented by patients with special health issues surrounding wound management.

The nurse collaborates with your physician(s) across the continuum of care. Wound and Ostomy nurses provides patient, family and staff education regarding wound management, prevention of pressure ulcers, support services, dressing selections and other therapies.

What is an ostomy?

An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body waste. The ostomy patient is dealing with an alteration in body function, requiring both physical and psychosocial adaptation. Care needs for these individuals at Tri-County includes preoperative teaching and help with the selection of the optimal site for the stoma (opening on the abdominal wall) to heal with self-care after surgery. Ongoing care and support is offered by the CWON to assist you in recovery and returning to a healthy lifestyle.

Wounds treated at Tri-County

  • Pressure ulcers. These represent a significant health care problem—therefore preventing them is critical. Pressure ulcer prevention can best be accomplished by identifying individuals at risk for the development of pressure ulcers and initiating early preventive measures.
  • Vascular ulcers. Primary prevention is the key to leg ulcer management. Patient education, monitoring and foot and nail care are the keys to prevention.
  • Diabetic ulcers. The CWON works with the Diabetes Education and Occupational Therapy departments to educate and prevent the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers.

Our Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurses at Tri-County are uniquely prepared to meet the specific needs of patients experiencing wounds and ostomies.

CONTACT US

Toll-Free: 800-631-1811
Phone: 218-631-3510

Hours:
Monday & Tuesday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday
8 a.m. - Noon