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IVH Small Shield Skin and Wound Care


Nurse Specialist

The Iowa Veterans Home offers the services of wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) Nurse Specialist.  This nurse is a highly trained professional, expert in care of individuals with skin ulcers, ostomy, and continence problems.  A WOC nurse manages a variety of conditions such as stomas, draining fistulas, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, minor burns, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and functional disorders of the bowel and bladder.  The WOC nurse improves the quality and standard of care through services that are above and beyond what a staff nurse may provide.  This is achieved by performing advanced assessment, evaluation, prevention, consultation, treatment, and education. 

The WOC nurse at IVH assists the primary healthcare team by providing advanced on-site nursing care in order to:

  • Decrease the incidence of pressure ulcers
  • Improve the rates of pressure ulcer healing
  • Reduce pressure ulcer complications
  • Prevent risks
  • Identify and treat vascular and diabetic ulcers
  • Reduce incidences of urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Increase resident's comfort and quality of life
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Phone: 641-752-1501
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