Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of the HCA Midwest Health System, opened the Advanced Wound Center, an outpatient clinic of the hospital that specializes in treating patients with chronic, slow or non-healing wounds. The center offers cutting-edge treatment and evidence-based protocols to ensure patient's wounds heal quickly. The clinic team is comprised of highly trained nursing staff certified in wound management and a physician team.
The Advanced Wound Center helps patients with diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, complex soft tissue wounds, traumatic wounds and infected wounds. Additionally, the center uses two hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers to provide wound treatment for patients with non-healing wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a single person chamber, which has shown to increase healing by an average of 25 percent, according to research studies.
"In recent years, we have seen an increase in the incidence of diabetes and community-acquired [MRSA] throughout the U.S. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important to have a specialized, state-of-the-art facility such as the Advanced Wound Center available as an outpatient department of the hospital. This center specializes in treating and healing those stubborn and chronic wounds [related to diabetes, infection, and other conditions] quickly so the patient can get back to a normal quality of life as fast as possible," said Kathy Kump, MSN, RN, CWOCN, FNP-C, director of the center.
The Advanced Wound Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is located at Doctor's Medical Building: 10550 Quivira, Suite 110 (first level as you enter the building to your right). The center sees patients Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 913-541-6088.