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August News - Passport 55 presents “A Holistic Approach to Wound Healing-Skin Care and Prevention”

NEWS RELEASE  -  July 31, 2017  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes ... 787-5117


Laughlin Health Care Foundation announces that Courtney Randolph, LPN II, Laughlin Center for Wound Care, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, will be the guest speaker at Passport 55 on Thursday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation will be held at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street in Greeneville, TN.

Photo:  Courtney Randolph, LPN II, Laughlin Center for Wound Care

Randolph will center her presentation on “A Holistic Approach to Wound Healing-Skin Care and Prevention.”  She will spotlight the advance care that patients can receive at Laughlin Memorial Hospital and the Wound Center as well as discuss ways to prevent wounds and care for skin.  

She will also provide information on special care requirements for diabetic patients and important signs and symptoms to watch for that could possibly lead to trouble and ways to prevent wounds in everyday activities.   
Randolph said, “We are excited to offer a program that focuses on wound prevention, all while providing education on common issues that could affect anyone’s overall health and the health of their family members.”

The program material will also address the services offered at Laughlin Center for Wound Care.  The hospital’s Wound Center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing issue spurred by the aging of America and the increase in diabetes.  For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks.  But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care.

The Laughlin Center for Wound Care is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, serving as an adjunctive service for the referring physician and specializing in the treatment of problem wounds.  Brochures and other educational material on skin care will be available at the program.

Additionally, a featured book from the Health Information Library at Laughlin Memorial Hospital will be recognized as part of Passport 55.  The book is entitled, “Diabetic Foot Ulcers Prevention and Treatment: Foot care, Eliminate Risk Factors, Treatment Options, Self-Assessment Quiz, and Who Can Help.”  This book, along with over 450 other health-related books, can be checked-out at the Health Information Library, located in Laughlin Center for Women’s Health.  In addition to books, there are videos, magazines, newsletters, and more on health-related issues available at the Health Information Library.  Membership is free.

Passport 55 is a health-related program open to the public as a free community service.  It is presented each month in partnership with Roby Adult Center by Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.