Wound care center in Charlotte County, Florida
Since 1994, the wound care experts at Fawcett Memorial Hospital have been assisting and healing patients with chronic, non-healing wounds. At Fawcett Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine, we provide our patients with individualized, advanced care by using a multidisciplinary approach to wound management.
For more information on the wound care provided at Fawcett Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine, please call us at (941) 629-5118.
Nationally recognized wound care
For the second year in a row, Healogics has recognized our dedication to excellence with the Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence Award for providing exceptional healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction rates and outstanding clinical performance. Additionally, Healthgrades recognized our hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018 and 2019.
High-quality wound management
Many of our patients come to us with little hope that their wounds can heal and are pleased with their results. To help you heal, we assess all possible obstacles to your wound healing. Once we identify those obstacles, we develop an individualized care plan.
Factors that can lead to chronic, non-healing wounds, include:
- Chronic bone infection
- Complication of radiated tissue damage
- Impaired circulation
- Pressure wounds
Wounds treated at our center
Here are some examples of the kinds of non-healing, chronic wounds that we treat:
- Arterial ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous insufficiency
- Venous stasis ulcers
Wound management services
We offer the following education, therapies and treatments for patients with non-healing wounds:
- Cellular and tissue-based products
- Compression therapy
- Hyperbaric medicine
- Noninvasive vascular studies
- Patient and family education
- Specialty wound dressings
- Treatment of wound infections
- Wound consultation/evaluation, diagnostic and ongoing analysis of condition
To expedite the wound healing process, we offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT involves breathing 100 percent oxygen in a sealed hyperbaric chamber. The chamber's oxygen concentration is five times higher than the normal air we breathe, and the chamber creates up to three times the normal atmospheric pressure.
HBOT, or hyperbaric medicine, has been proven effective at treating the following conditions:
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Diabetic ulcers in the lower extremities
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
What to expect during your first wound treatment visit
Your first visit will involve obtaining a detailed health and wound history. First appointments usually last two hours. Please bring the following:
- A list of current medication
- Your insurance cards
- Photo identification
- Any paperwork from your referring provider
At registration, you will complete the necessary paperwork, and a photo will be taken of you for your protection at our facility.
Once in the exam room, your nurse will do the following:
- Assess your vital signs
- Review your health history and medications
- Go over expectations of treatment and your role in care
- Measure and photograph the wound
- Prepare the wound for the wound care specialist
Next, your wound care specialist will treat your wound and discuss your care plan, which may include vascular testing, imaging exams, lab work and biopsy.
Then, your nurse will review your care plan and educate you on your wound specialist's instructions for treatment.
Finally, you will receive a card with information on your wound management providers and information on your next appointments. Most people have weekly appointments.
Wound management patient expectations
For your wound to heal, we need for you to take an active role in your wound care management plan. We expect you to:
- Keep your appointments
- Follow discharge instruction carefully
- See your primary care physician for routine medical care
- Watch their progress closely between visits
Our standalone facility location
Fawcett Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located in the Promenades Shopping Center, close to Harbor Boulevard. We are near the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, directly behind Winn Dixie.
Our address is:
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 491
Port Charlotte, FL 33952