Wound Care Center

Wound Care Center

The JCH Wound Care Center is located in the JCH Physician Clinic at Jersey Community Hospital. To make an appointment call (618) 498-8362. 

wound care clinic machines

Coming Summer 2020!!!!

female nurse wrapping a wound with gauze

We Specialize In:

  • Ulcers (Diabetic, Neuropathic, Pressure, Ischemic)
  • Venous insuffciency
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Burns
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

Be Proactive

When it comes to taking care of your skin it doesn't need to be complicated or expensive.  All you need to do is:

  • Gentle, pH-balanced cleanser
  • Skin moisturizers and emolleitns such as lotion, cream, oil or petrolatum applied within 3 minutes of bathing and when skin feels or looks dry
  • Lastly, good nutrition and plenty of water 

Use these items regularly.  Your common sense is key to taking care of your skin.

Help Your Healing

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by your healthcare provider
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Rest according to your healthcare provider as instructed
  • Take medication as ordered
  • Stop smoking

If your sore or wound that has not entirely healed within a month, you may be a candidate for wound care treatment.  Our goal is to promote early lasting recovery for wounds such as:

  • Lymphedema
  • Diabetic foot or pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers caused by poor artery or vein circulation
  • Radiation or slow healing wound

When To Call Your Healthcare Provider

If you notice any of the following, report them to your healthcare provider right away:

  • You see blood soaking through the outside your dressing
  • Your dressing becomes wet or falls off
  • Your pain continues to increase
  • Signs of infection include:
    • Increased redness and warmth
    • Increased drainage and odor
    • Increased pain
    • Swelling
    • Fever

If you notice any of thse symptoms, call your doctor or healthcare provider for further assessment.

Our Team

Dr. Jon Andersen- General Surgeon, Board Certified