Thursday, September 17, 2015


Beth Hirn, PTA, WCC
Beth Hirn, Physical Therapist Assistant at Versailles Health Care Center, recently received training in Wound Care in Boston, Massachusetts, through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO). After completing one week of training and examination, Hirn is now certified in providing direct patient wound and skin care. She is excited to play an important role in providing optimum patient outcomes in wound and skin care management at Versailles Health Care Center.

Skin and wound management includes the identification, assessment, management, prevention, and continuing evaluation of patients with alterations in skin/tissue integrity, that includes but is not limited to pressure, vascular, arterial and diabetic ulcerations, as well as skin conditions resulting from incontinence, surgical procedures and/or trauma. Skin and wound management is a specialized area that focuses on overall skin care and promotion of an optimal wound environment, including prevention, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitative interventions

“Wound care certification has taught me to utilize every aspect from prevention to treatment to assist in maximum outcome of patient care. Learning all of the different treatment methods from types of dressings to application methods to modalities provided has assisted throughout Versailles Health Care Center,” said Hirn.

If you are interested in learning more about Skin and Wound Management offered at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center, contact Facility Rehab Director, Shannon Condon at 937-526-5570. The Rehab Clinic at VHCC offers inpatient and outpatient therapy services to people of all ages. It employs 14 full-time local therapists and is open seven days a week. Other specialty programs offered are Parkinson’s Therapy, Vestibular (Balance) Rehab Therapy, Cardiac Recovery, Pulmonary Rehab, Stroke Recovery, Continence Improvement, Wound Care, Joint Replacement Therapy, Sports Medicine, and much more.

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