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Wound Prevention and Home Treatment of Wounds Are Topic of Upcoming SVH Health Talk

August 31, 2020

Sonoma Valley Hospital wound care-certified specialist Joseph Cornett, RN, CWON, will lead an information session on “Wound Prevention and Care at Home,” on Wednesday, September 16 through a Zoom videoconferencing online session of “Health Talk,” a community education program sponsored by Sonoma Valley Hospital.

In his presentation, Joseph will discuss steps to prevent wounds from occurring in the home. He will also review recommended practices to treat wounds at home such as skin tears and bruising, and identify important wound prevention practices for diabetics and those in postsurgical recovery. There will be ample time for questions and answers at the end of his presentation.

The Zoom session will be available Wednesday, September 16 beginning at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.  There is no cost to participate, although reservations are required. To reserve a place or for more information, call Celia Kruse de la Rosa at 707.935.5257, or email community@sonomavalleyhospital.org  Your Zoom link will be emailed to you.

About Joseph Cornett, RN, DWC, CWON: Joseph has been a wound and ostomy nurse at Sonoma Valley Hospital for more than 10 years. He is certified with specialized training in areas of diabetic wound care and ostomy wound care, Joseph provides each patient with a personalized treatment program.

Wound Care Department at Sonoma Valley Hospital: Sonoma Valley Hospital offers an individualized approach to the treatment of non-healing wounds, working closely with the patient’s physician. We provide outpatient treatment for acute and chronic wounds to heal them in the shortest time with minimal pain, discomfort and scarring. 

Our Wound Care Clinic is located within the hospital and regularly treats patients with wounds resulting from diabetes, infection, trauma, surgery and other conditions that lead to difficult wound healing. Our specialized services include sharp debridement, compression therapy and pulse lavage mechanical debridement. Our Medical Director is Alexis Alexandridis, MD and our Clinical Leader is Joseph Cornett, RN, DWC, CWON.  To learn more at: 707.935.5270

HealthTalk, is an education outreach program of Sonoma Valley Hospital, providing our community with the latest information on health and wellness topics to help take charge of their health and wellbeing.

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