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Safeguarding our patients against infection is a top priority at Local Wound Care of Glendale. Infection control is a critical aspect of wound care, as infections can not only delay healing but also pose significant health risks. Our clinic employs a comprehensive range of infection control strategies, ensuring the highest standard of care for our patients.

Comprehensive Infection Assessment

Our first step in infection control is a thorough assessment of the wound. This involves:

  • Detailed Examination: Evaluating the wound for signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, heat, and discharge.
  • Laboratory Testing: Utilizing swabs and cultures to identify specific bacteria or other pathogens present in the wound.

Advanced Antimicrobial Therapies for Infection Control

We use advanced antimicrobial therapies to treat and prevent wound infections. These include:

  • Topical Antimicrobials: Directly applied to the wound to combat infection.
  • Systemic Antibiotics: Prescribed when infections are more severe or if there are signs of systemic involvement.

Sterile Technique and Proper Wound Dressing

Maintaining a sterile environment during wound dressing changes is vital. Our staff is rigorously trained in sterile techniques to minimize the risk of infection. We also use dressings with antimicrobial properties when appropriate.

Patient Education and Engagement

Educating our patients about infection prevention is an integral part of our strategy. This includes guidance on:

  • Home Care: Proper wound cleaning and dressing techniques for patients managing their wounds at home.
  • Recognizing Signs of Infection: Empowering patients to identify early signs of infection for prompt treatment.

Regular Monitoring and Follow-Up

Continuous monitoring of the wound’s progress is essential. Regular follow-up appointments allow us to detect any signs of infection early and adjust treatment plans accordingly.

Infection Control in the Clinical Setting

In our Los Angeles area clinic, we adhere to stringent infection control protocols, including:

  • Regular Sanitization: Ensuring that all equipment and surfaces are sterilized.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Staff consistently use PPE to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Hand Hygiene: Rigorous hand hygiene practices are followed by all team members.

Holistic Approach to Wound Care in Glendale

Infection control is part of our holistic approach to wound care. We consider all aspects of the patient’s health and well-being, recognizing that factors such as nutrition, overall health, and lifestyle play a role in infection risk and wound healing.

Contact Us for Expert Infection Control and Wound Care

If you’re seeking comprehensive wound care with a focus on infection control, Local Wound Care of Glendale is here to help. Our experienced team is committed to providing expert care, ensuring the safest and most effective healing process. Contact us to learn more about our infection control strategies or to schedule an appointment.

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411 N Central Ave #200
Glendale, CA 91203