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Cullman Regional celebrates Wound Care Awareness Week

Cullman Regional’s Wound Care Team: (L-R) Laura Lambert, RN; Cheri Dixon, RN; Carley Nicholas, EMT; Jill Keeton, RN -clinical nurse manager; Megan Isbell, HBO tech; Kayla Watson, RN; Matt Davis, RN; Dana Daniel, director; Jessica Formby, RN; Jennifer Hanes, office coordinator

CULLMAN - Currently 6.7 million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. Due to the lack of awareness of advanced wound care, most of these people do not receive the treatment they need and deserve. Wound Care Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of advanced wound care and its benefits for every patient living with chronic, non-healing wounds.

Symptoms of wound complications include:

• Increased redness around the wound

• Warm or red skin

• A red streak spreading from the wound

• An increase in wound drainage

• Pus or cloudy fluid draining from the wound

• A foul odor or abnormal smell

• An increase in pain

• Fever or chills

• Failure of a wound to close or make ample healing progress within 30 days

Cullman Regional’s Wound Healing Center consists of 14 team members including specially-trained physicians, registered nurses, support staff and an HBO tech. Patients of the Cullman Regional’s Wound Healing Center receive the highest-quality chronic wound treatment available. Current advanced treatments available at Cullman Regional are hyperbaric oxygen therapy, total contact casting, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutions and advanced wound care dressings.

With a healing rate of 99 percent, the Cullman Regional Wound Healing Center takes pride in being an award winning wound care center with highly-trained professionals dedicated to providing the best wound care services to our community.

These services are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Cullman Regional’s Wound Healing Center. No physician referral is required with most types of insurance. For more information, visit www.cullmanregional.com or call 256-737-2980.