Wound Care Services
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic nonhealing wound, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center's Wound Care Clinic can help. A chronic nonhealing wound is a wound that has not shown significant healing in four weeks or has not completely healed in eight weeks. For individuals suffering from this condition, the Wound Care Clinic provides comprehensive services to meet the needs of the patient.
Professional expertise is offered in a caring, compassionate environment. Our multidisciplinary team of qualified physicians and nurses develop individualized treatment plans that use the best practices in wound care management to aggressively treat a variety of wounds that are caused by:
- Traumatic injury
- Nonhealing surgical incisions
- Lower extremity ulcers
- Poor blood circulation
- Long-term immobilization
- Other causes
Our mission is to heal your wound and help improve the quality of life for you. In the course of treatment, we aim to prevent prolonged or permanent disability and reduce hospitalizations. Our team of wound care specialists works together for improved healing rates and fewer amputations in chronic wound cases.
Our team approach to wound care includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound care management
- Nurse specialists trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Physical therapists
- Nutritional assessment and education by a registered dietitian
- Diabetes self-management education by a certified diabetes educator, registered nurse and registered dietitian
Individualized Treatment Plan
For us to develop a customized plan of care suited to your diagnosis and personal needs, we will first perform a complete evaluation to determine the most effective course of treatment.
At your first visit, we will assess your wound and your present physical condition. We will review your medical history and ask you questions about your health. A blood test may be required. Special tests that will give us information about blood and oxygen flow in the wound area also may be required.
Based on the information about you, we will work with you and your primary care physician to develop and implement your wound care program. The plan of care will be based on wound evaluation, vascular assessment, nutritional assessment and test results.
We will keep your personal doctor updated on your progress. It is important that you continue to see your physician for routine medical care.
The healing program includes regular visits to the Wound Care Clinic to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that may be needed.
In addition to the traditional approach of wound cleansing, dressing changes and protection, we also use the most current wound-healing drugs, tissue-engineered products and other treatments that stimulate the healing process.
During your visits, you or your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about caring for your wound at home, changing bandages and protecting the wound from further injury.
You play a vital role in the healing of your wound. Keeping appointments, following directions and observing progress between visits are important. We encourage you to ask questions-any time.
Some insurance plans cover wound care treatment. Coverage depends on your particular health care coverage policy. Please bring your insurance cards with you when you visit our Wound Care Clinic.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Wound Care Clinic at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, call 773-794-8343.