OSF Wound Care has completed the new TCC-EZ Master Caster Program, enhancing their offloading standard and practice.
The Healogics iSupply® TCC-EZ Master Caster Program is available to all Healogics Wound Care Centers utilizing Integra’s TCC-EZ Total Contact Cast System. By completing the specialized application and skills program, OSF Wound Care positioned to help its patients heal diabetic foot ulcers faster and potentially decrease the risk of amputations.
“Our goal is to heal the wounds of our patients, and total contact casting is a great way to aid in their recovery,” said Audra Baker, program director. “By providing our wound care team with this valuable training, we will be able to create an even better patient experience, while having the opportunity to heal more diabetic foot ulcers.”
Offloading, such as TCC, reduces pressure on the wound and increases the pace and probability of healing. This advanced treatment modality is especially useful for treating patients who may have a diabetic foot ulcer, which if left untreated, can result in serious health complications, potentially even amputation.
The TCC-EZ Master Caster Program brings Integra® clinical specialists into Healogics centers—providing advanced application skill training, patient treatment and compliance solutions, along with appropriate total contact casting (TCC) patient identification. TCC is the gold standard of therapeutic offloading and this designation of the two-year TCC-EZ Master Caster certificate reflects our commitment to exceptional offloading standards and practices.
To learn more about total contact casting and other types of wound care available at our center, please visit www.osfhealthcare.org/holy-family/services/wound-care
About OSF Wound Care
OSF Holy Family has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced, chronic wound care services. Healogics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a nationwide network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®. OSF Wound Care offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and/or non-invasive vascular assessment. Located in the OSF Holy Family Specialty Clinics. Call 309-734-1408 for more information.
About Integra LifeSciences
Integra LifeSciences is a global leader in regenerative tissue technologies and neurosurgical solutions dedicated to limiting uncertainty for clinicians so they can focus on providing the best patient care. Integra offers a comprehensive portfolio of high quality, leadership brands that include AmnioExcel®, Bactiseal®, CerebroFlo®, CereLink® Certas® Plus, Codman®, CUSA®, Cytal®, DuraGen®, DuraSeal®, Gentrix®, ICP Express®, Integra®, MatriStem® UBM, MAYFIELD®, MediHoney®, MicroFrance®, MicroMatrix®, PriMatrix®, SurgiMend®, TCC-EZ® and VersaTru®. For the latest news and information about Integra and its products, please visit www.integralife.com.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 300,000 patients received advanced wound care through a network of over 600 Wound Care Centers. Healogics also partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 60 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative offers peer-reviewed research and advanced analytics in the pursuit of not only better outcomes, but a better way to provide care.