Wound Care Program / Telederm

@ Atikokan Family Health Team

Wound Care

Jackie King, who is certified with Wounds Canada, delivers the Wound Care program. Once a Physician (MD) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) order is received, patients can be booked at the Atikokan Family Health Team for wound care/dressing changes. 

When MD’s/NP’s have concerns about blood flow into the lower extremities, they may ask that patients have an ABPI (ankle, brachial, pulse, index) done. The Atikokan Family Health Team has a machine that quickly calculates this index. Results are then forwarded to the patient’s MD/NP which can aid in a treatment plan (compression stockings, further investigations).

 

Telederm/Telewound

This is a service provided by our registered nurses using our Ontario Telemedicine Network.  Patients with skin conditions that need to be assessed by a dermatologist are referred to this program by their family physician.  The nurses take a brief history of the patient and then they take high definition photographs of a specific dermatological area or wound. The photographs and referral are then submitted using Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)  to a dermatologist or wound care team at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The specialist will examine the photos and respond within 7 days with the recommended appropriate treatment.

Jackie King

Registered Practical Nurse
Wound Care Program

Lisa Campbell

Registered Nurse
Telederm

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