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Wound & Ostomy Care

Kathy Bandages

Kathy Blake, RN, BSN, CWON
Board Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
sees patients by referrals only.
She can be reached for appointment
at 360-496-3530.

If you have a sore or wound that hasn't improved in more than a month, or entirely healed in two months, you should ask your physician or provider about Morton General Hospital's Wound Care Clinic. 

Our Board-Certified Wound and Ostomy nurse, Kathy Blake, can treat many of these wounds, including some that have resisted healing for months and even years of traditional treatment. The Wound Care Clinic works with your personal physician or healthcare provider, discussing your treatment program and keeping them updated on your progress.

Many health care plans cover Wound Care Clinic treatment. Your coverage depends on your specific plan.

Patients who could benefit from this program would be those with:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Surgical wounds that won't heal
  • Infected wounds
  • Injuries such as burns, bites, lacerations or contusions
  • Any disease that causes nonhealing wounds, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout as well as patients on medications such as steroids or oncology drugs

Board Certification – What does it mean?

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®) began certifying nurses in 1978 as a way to recognize and differentiate the value of expert nurses from those at an entry level. Becoming board certified is a voluntary process that requires consistent evaluations of a nurse’s professional knowledge and skills. While a nurse who is not board certified may possess basic entry-level skills, he or she may not have the specialized skills and experience to adequately provide expert care. Board certification ensures that a nurse is knowledgeable and well-qualified to provide specialized care.

Board certification demonstrates that a nurse has voluntarily sought validation of expert nursing knowledge. A board-certified nurse has shown a personal commitment to quality care and sought a means of self-regulation in order to protect you - the consumer.

Clinical Experts
Board-certified nurses are required to complete many hours of classroom education and clinical experience.

Treatment Specialists
Board-certified nurses are required to participate in ongoing education programs, staying up to date on the most current techniques and products.

Health Educators
Board-certified nurses teach you about your health problems and how to best manage them. Educated patients can actively participate in their care, leading to quicker healing and increased comfort.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Professionals
In summary, board-certified nurses are experienced and knowledgeable professionals who are well prepared to take care of special needs.