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Wound care is a specialty of health care that focuses on treating wounds that won’t heal. You will find this service in our state-of-the-art emergency departments and our wound care clinics at Dignity Health. Our team of experienced health care providers, including doctors and nurses, will work with you to provide exceptional care based on your symptoms and health needs.
If you are in need of wound care in Sacramento or a surrounding area, Dignity Health can provide advanced emergency treatment, then recommend a specialist or communicate with your primary care doctor to ensure comprehensive treatment. Call 911 immediately for an emergency or use our online waiting service, InQuicker™, to select an estimated arrival time at one of our emergency rooms.
Serious wounds can take weeks or months to heal. In some cases, wounds can be very resistant to the healing process and may never completely heal. Our wound care typically treats non-healing wounds, such as pressure sores, sores from radiation exposure, and foot ulcers.
Other possible types of wounds that need our wound care services include:
For major wounds, the first step in treating a wound is often applying first aid. This involves stopping any bleeding, cleaning the wound, and closing it if possible.
However, non-healing wounds require a different approach. Our emergency room staff offers a variety of wound care treatments and procedures including:
Some wound care treatments, such as hyperbaric oxygen treatment, need to take place at one of our wound care centers. Others, such as compression, you use on a more continuous basis at home. Your expert wound care team at Dignity Health is available for questions and concerns.
However, you should seek prompt medical care for the following:
We can help find the right treatment for your wound and get you back to your normal activities.