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Wound and Ostomy Care

Wound care is for those with severe or chronic wounds and surgical incisions. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave the body.

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes better wound healing

Fritz Kruger wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Kruger, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer when referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

July 27, 2017

Wound care team, dedication help heal Eau Claire nurse

MaryAnn Pozarski has seen many patients and changes over the 40 years treating patients at Mayo Clinic Health System. But the most impactful change came when she needed care for a wound of her own.

Raeann Nargiz, N.P. By Raeann Nargiz February 2, 2017

A special doll for a special girl

Bailey Jackson is a typical 7-year-old girl except that she is learning to live with an ostomy. Thanks to a caring nurse, she has a doll designed to look just like her and help make it a little easier for her to adjust.

June 19, 2014