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02/08/2017
By: Noneya B.
Professional Nursing Service
I love this home health care company! My home health care nurse always arrives on time and he is perfectly matched to handle all of my nursing needs.I also like the fact tht I have the same nurse for everything and PNS does NOT shuffle different nurses through my home every time I turn around.The nurse I see each week is the same nurse tht opened my case and the same nurse tht does each of my 'recertifications' every 60 days. This is especially important to me because I am a complex case and I feel tht having the same nurse from beginning to end offers a consistency and continuity in care tht other home health care companies do NOT offer. I'm thrilled with Professional Nursing Services and I plan to stay with them forever.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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