Pasco County, Florida – The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Centers at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity, a member of the Healogics network, helped to raise awareness of chronic wounds during the recent sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, that was held from June 3 to June 7. Wound Care Awareness was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds. Program Directors across the nation dedicated the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions available. Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Centers offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.

While there are already millions of people living with chronic wounds, the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Even more alarmingly, 50 percent of people die within five years of amputation.

To support this underserved and growing population of people living with chronic wounds, Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity Wound Care Centers, in partnership with Healogics, offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient's individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the Center's physicians, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient's needs. Once treatment is complete, the patient will return to their primary physician to continue routine care.

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to an advanced wound care center in their area. Visit woundcareawarenessweek.com to learn more about Wound Care Awareness Week and to hear from patients about how wound healing changed their life. To schedule an appointment, please call Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center of Trinity at 727-834-4450 or Bayonet Point Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at 727-869-5551.