Traumatic injuries are usually acute in nature, such as a skin tear from a fall. If you have a traumatic skin injury that requires expert aftercare, contact Annette Kietur, M.Ed., MSN, FNP-C, WCC, DAPWCA, at Getting Well in Peoria, Arizona. Annette provides mobile wound treatment, visiting patients in their homes to deliver specialized care. Call Getting Well to learn more about traumatic injury treatment or book an appointment online today.
Traumatic injuries take several forms, including acute damage from cuts and penetrating wounds, chemical, and other burns. They damage the skin and often the underlying tissues, in some cases down to the bone. Some traumatic injuries, like knife wounds, have clean edges. Others have irregular or jagged edges. Initially, these wounds are usually treated in an urgent or emergent care setting.
If your traumatic injury doesn’t heal, you should turn to a wound specialist. At Getting Well, Annette uses best practice treatment guidelines in collaboration with the patient and other providers involved to ensure injuries heal successfully.
The first stage of any traumatic injury treatment involves cleaning and assessing the wound. Cleansing thoroughly is vital to prevent infection. An acute wound like a cut might then require stitching.
Dressings play a vital role in treating many traumatic injuries. They protect the wound from infection and encourage tissue healing. Annette specializes in the aftercare of traumatic injuries, visiting patients in their homes to provide mobile wound treatments if they’re unable to travel. In-office wound care is also available by appointment.
Annette is a certified wound care specialist who uses the most advanced treatments to help wounds heal. She assesses each patient individually and works in cooperation with the other health professionals involved in their care to produce the best results.
Common approaches Annette uses for traumatic injury aftercare include:
NPWT treatments include vacuum-assisted closure therapies like KCI’s V.A.C.® dressings. This therapy reduces air pressure around the wound, which helps it to heal. Annette has extensive expertise in using various NPWT products, choosing the one that’s best suited to the individual patient’s wound.
Compression therapy is vital for patients with venous ulcers and complications such as lymphedema, where lymph fluid builds up in the tissues. Compression therapy prevents fluid buildup and improves circulation without restricting blood flow.
Good circulation is essential because blood delivers oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells to the damaged tissues, all of which they need in abundance.
If you need aftercare for a traumatic injury, call Getting Well or book an appointment online today.