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Wound care

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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Wound care center in Trinity, Florida

If you or a loved one has been living with a chronic wound, it can be debilitating to your physical and emotional health.

At HCA Florida Trinity Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, our experienced team provides the expert, compassionate care you deserve. Our skilled physicians and nurses provide high-quality wound care to patients in Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. They work together to evaluate your wound and carefully craft a treatment plan tailored to your needs — bringing hope, healing and relief from pain.

Types of wounds we treat

At our wound center, we care for patients with acute and chronic wounds of any type, including:

  • Minor burns
  • Injuries caused by radiation exposure
  • Injuries resulting from trauma
  • Skin damage caused by incontinence or other moisture
  • Skin ulcers
  • Skin wounds

Our wound care program

At our wound center, we take a personalized approach to your care. You can expect:

  • Personalized therapies — We develop treatment plans personalized to your unique needs, based on our diagnosis and using the latest therapies to promote healing.
  • Compassionate care — Chronic wounds can be excruciating and can create worry and stress. Our experienced team of wound care professionals provides expert care with a comforting touch.
  • Local physicians and staff — Our wound care team members live in the same community as our patients and treat patients like family members.

How we diagnose your wounds

When you come to our center, our wound care experts begin your evaluation by asking you about your medical history and performing a complete physical exam. Your specialist may recommend diagnostic imaging and lab tests and will address any barriers to your healing process, including:

  • Dead (necrotic) tissue
  • Infection
  • Medical conditions that require treatment for the wound to heal
  • Nutritional issues
  • Poor blood flow
  • Repeated trauma, such as pressure ulcers from prolonged bed rest, wheelchairs or shoes
  • Smoking

How we treat your wounds

Many of our patients come to us with wounds that they have had for months or even years. After a thorough evaluation, your wound care specialist will develop a personalized plan of care to meet your unique needs. Our physicians may recommend one or more of the treatment options below for your wound care treatment.

Treatment of underlying conditions

To address the underlying causes of chronic wounds, we take steps such as:

  • Blood flow measurement — to help diagnose vascular conditions, such as atherosclerosis, that may impede wound healing
  • Management of blood glucose levels — to improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to wounds
  • Wound cultures — to check for infection delaying wound closure

Medical treatments for wounds

Our skilled physicians and nurses use advanced medical treatments for wound healing, including:

  • Bioengineered tissues and growth factor therapy — to restore damaged tissues and support the body's own healing process
  • Debridement — to remove dead tissue from wounds
  • Dressings using negative pressure wound therapy — to remove fluid and infectious substances
  • Pain management services — including medication and referrals to a pain management specialist
  • Limb preservation services — advanced techniques to care for patients at risk of losing a limb due to a wound or other underlying condition
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) — hyperbaric medicine uses 100 percent oxygen in a specialized environment to fight infection and promote wound healing

Physical therapy for wounds

Physical wound therapy, coupled with medical treatment, can promote wound healing in some patients. Some of our physical wound treatments include:

  • Compression therapy on the lower legs — to assist blood flow back to the heart
  • Physical rehabilitation services — to regain strength and mobility
  • Specialized off-loading techniques — such as casting, splinting or footwear to relieve pressure or weight

About our wound care center

Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located on our hospital's main campus.

Our address is:

9332 State Road 54, Suite 302
Trinity, FL 34655

Please note if you need emergency care for a wound, you may come to our hospital's 24/7 emergency room (ER) for treatment.


Our wound medicine team

Our wound center's team includes skilled and compassionate practitioners, including:

  • Board-certified physicians and surgeons
  • Registered nurses certified in wound care
  • Certified advanced practice clinicians
  • Clinical staff, including registered dietitians, diabetes educators and physical therapists

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