W O U N D C A R E
WHO WE ARE
Giving Patients Hope
With Their Non-Healing Wounds
National Wound Care's mission is to help create better quality of life for patients dealing with chronic ailments including non-healing wounds. We do this by being an advocate for the patient through providing solutions for rapid and cost effective wound healing in the post-acute care settings (home health, nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care).
Healing Non-Healing Wounds
TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE
National Wound Care was established in 1993 with the purpose of finding and sharing pathways to superior wound healing. A DME company, National Wound Care has sought to be an advocate for the patient by finding ways to help heal patients faster in the most cost effective manor possible.
Through its history as a company National Wound Care has been a repository for patient and clinical education for wound care, and helps establish best practices and pathways to healing complex wounds. In 1997, NWC created its first continuing education credits for complex wounds. Today we provide CE credits as part of our complex wound program C.A.R.E. (TM).
We believe that transfer of knowledge to both the clinician and the patient is the #1 way to create a better clinical outcomes for wound care patients.
Our repository of best clinical outcomes helped us developed a complex wound formulary (decision tree) for wound patients dealing with stage III and stage IV wounds. Through seeking the best products, services and solutions National Wound Care eventually got into research and development of its own products to serve the healthcare market place. We focus on real-time PCR molecular testing to identify wound pathogens and wound infections. Compared to other methods of testing for wound infections, our process is more accurate as well as provides guidance to treating wound infection.
Biofilm has been known to be present in 90% of chronic wounds. Armed with this knowledge, providers can help patients heal patients. National Wound Care uses a pathway to break up biofilms and help chronic wounds to heal.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Through development of our own products and providing effective and economical solutions, NWC has helped bring many products through the FDA process to the consumer. The solutions developed have helped heal and create a higher quality of life for patients and their caregivers.
What is Biofilm?
Identifying biofilm is one of the most important aspects of wound care. Over 90% of chronic wounds contain pathogens living in a biofilm construct. So what is Biofilm?
Biofilm is created when a group of pathogens establish a colony and create a protective matrix film. Biofilms often establish antibiotic resistant properties, and can reform as early as 30 minutes after debridement. These wound infections are extremely complex and may not even show signs of wound infection.
National Wound Care provides molecular/PCR testing to accurately identify pathogens and infections within the wound and then uses protocol developed by Seaton Medical Center to disrupt the biofilm and remove the pathogens from the wound bed without the use of antibiotics.
Superior Process for NPWT
National Wound Care's proprietary use of DACC within negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has provided superior wound healing outcomes, and has been unofficially labeled by patients as the "limb saver."
The process is able to simultaneously treat and/or remove infections while using the advanced wound healing technology of NPWT.
23 days faster healing time from 2 year back to back study
Average days to heal: 41.91 days vs. 65.63 days on largest brand.
DACC lifts and removes harmful bacteria from the wound bed.
On-demand instructional videos for clinicians and patients.
Remote Wound Care
NWC has partnered with providers and WOC nurses to provide wound and ostomy oversight via for Home Health Agencies and Skilled Nursing Facilities via telemedicine.
Lymphedema Pump Therapy
Patients dealing with lymphedema have a chronic condition when the lymph nodes are damaged causing swelling due to a buildup of fluid. People with lymphedema are at risk of ulcers.
Lymphedema pump therapy provides sequential compression needed to direct fluid out and away from the swollen limbs. Lymphedema pump therapy can help reduce pain, reduce swelling, and prevent and promote wound healing.