777 Hospital Way, Pocatello, ID 83201 | (208) 239-1000

Portneuf Wound Care & Hyperbaric Clinic

Your Role as a Wound Care Patient

We welcome your calls and are here to answer any questions you have. Our goal is to offer you the support you need to heal. If there is ever any part of your treatment plan that is not clear to you, please ask.

You are the key to success for treatment. Please keep in mind that you will be attending weekly treatment appointments. Should you need to cancel an appointment, please be sure to reschedule immediately so that your progress can continue. It is important that you follow the treatment plan and keep your appointments.

If you have diabetes, it is essential that your blood sugars be controlled, as poor glucose control can lead to markedly delayed healing of wounds. Also, it is important that you stop smoking, as smoking certainly delays, and in some cases prevents, healing. We can coordinate smoking cessation support if needed.

Much of your progress will occur because you and the clinical staff will follow directions carefully and watch your wounds closely. You'll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from infection and further injuries.