Wound Care


wound center

Most of us take our body’s ability to heal for granted. So when a chronic, non-healing wound develops, we often let it go longer than we should, thinking it will heal in time. That’s where the Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine team at Passavant can help.

The Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine team is comprised of physicians, registered nurses, certified wound ostomy continence nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and dieticians. They specialize in the treatment and care of non-healing wounds such as problematic surgical wounds, traumatic wounds and crush injuries, complex soft tissue wounds, diabetic ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and pressure ulcers. Through proven care, you see an improved quality of life, reduced amputation rates, reduced recurrence rates, and reduced costs.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) exposes the body to 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized environment. This prescription of high-flow, pressurized oxygen allows for a higher concentration of oxygen to reach the tissues of the body. This form of treatment has been shown to be very beneficial in specific problem wounds that do not have adequate blood flow. HBOT has also been shown to prevent the need for amputations particularly in diabetic ulcers. Passavant’s spacious, multi-place chamber is the only one of its kind in central Illinois. It is much larger and more comfortable than other chambers currently in operation throughout central Illinois. Contact us for further details.

We also provide Continence Services through our Pelvic Floor Retraining Program and Urodynamics Testing. Urinary incontinence affects approximately 17 million Americans; however, because many people feel there is a stigma associated with incontinence or other pelvic floor problems, they are often embarrassed and avoid seeking treatment.

Our Pelvic Floor Retraining Program1 is stigma-free and helps patients feel comfortable when dealing with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, post-partum rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, pre-surgical or post-surgical rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, or post-prostatectomy incontinence. During your initial visit?which includes a pelvic exam, review of history, and urinalysis?we will evaluate and develop a customized treatment plan. We will also provide you with computerized biofeedback and electrical stimulation, dietary and fluid modification, urge suppression techniques, elimination diary review, and a home exercise program. This program is covered by Medicare if you have undergone and failed four weeks of pelvic floor exercise training or if you are unable to identify or recruit the pelvic floor muscles upon examination. All other insurance coverage is plan dependent.

We also provide Urodynamics Testing which is a diagnostic investigation of functional disorders of the lower urinary tract. Urodynamics provides information about bladder sensation, bladder stability and contractions, bladder size, urethral sphincter function, neurologic problems, and physical obstruction. Prior to a urodynamics test, you will be given a urodynamics information packet with a history form, urinary screening, quality of life form, elimination diary, and a 24 hour voiding diary. You should arrive for the test with a full bladder and testing time is no longer than 1 ½ hours. This test is usually ordered by a urologist, requires direct physician supervision, and is interpreted by a urologist.

For more information on our wound treatments, please contact Carrie Carls, RN, BSN, CWOCN, (217) 245-9541, extension 3668.

1 Our Pelvic Floor Retraining Program is not appropriate for individuals with impaired cognition or neurological impairment, symptoms of infection in bladder or vagina, colorectal or genitourinary cancer, demand pacemakers, complete loss of innervation, or for those who are pregnant.

 

Monica Schriber Honored With Daisy Award

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Monica Schriber, RN, Emergency Department, is the newest recipient of the Daisy Award. Passavant partners with the Daisy Foundation to give the award each quarter to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. “At this point in my nursing career, receiving the Daisy Award is very special to me,” said Monica. "It means a lot, but I couldn’t do it without my co-workers. They all helped. I work with a great team.” Monica was nominated for the Daisy Award by a grateful co-worker: “Monica provided excellent care of a patient presenting in the Emergency Department with injuries following an assault. The patient was paranoid, apprehensive, scared and had difficulties trusting staff. Monica provided care and comfort to the patient for over nine hours. Upon discharge, the patient had no ride home. Monica made numerous calls to family, friends and transportation agencies before finally talking with Social Services, who helped provide a taxi ride home. I want to commend Monica for her passion, support and willingness to do everything she could to provide this patient with the care and safety needed. This is an example of a true leader in our department and I’m very proud to have Monica as an advocate for our patients, families and staff.”

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