Scrapes, cuts and bruises can often be a normal part of childhood. But what happens when a wound on a child doesn’t heal quickly, or doesn’t seem to be healing well on its own at all?
Parents need not worry. Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, a part of Iredell Health System, treats pediatric patients for a wide array of concerns, including burns, trauma wounds, skin tears, non-healing wounds, leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers. Proper care of these wounds can help prevent infection and could reduce scarring.
Parents or guardians can self-refer to the center, or a child’s pediatrician or surgeon can refer their patient. Meeting with a medical team specially trained in treating wounds, the patient’s first visit includes a consultation with staff members, a treatment plan, and a goal to heal the wound within 4-6 weeks.
Iredell Wound Care, the only wound care center in Iredell County currently caring for children, emphasizes early treatment, encouraging parents and pediatricians to contact the Center promptly before wounds worsen and take longer to heal.