Medical Services

Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic

The Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic at Clarinda Regional Health Center treats, assesses and makes recommendations involving difficult to treat Wounds, Ostomy care, and Continence issues.

Most wounds heal without problems. Proper cleaning and bandaging usually yields a good result. However, occasionally wounds get "stuck" and fail to respond to care. Certain factors can delay healing such as medications, nutrition, and disease like diabetes. By assessing all of these factors proper treatment can be implemented. At the Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic you can expect accurate assessments, recommendations and timely treatment to assist wound healing.

An ostomy involves part of the bowel or urinary system being brought to the abdomen and diverted into a "bag". Many times disease or cancer necessitate an ostomy. Patients can endure a difficult time accepting the procedure and learning how to care for the ostomy itself. By selecting the appropriate appliances and learning proper techniques in care, the transition can be improved. Contact the Wound-Ostomy-Continence Clinic to learn basic techniques, problem solve, and find out about new products for ostomies.

Continence Care
Many people accept losing control of bowel or bladder as a normal part of aging. That does not always have to be the case. Many new options are available to address these issues at the clinic.

Wound-Ostomy-Continence nurse, Maggie Brown, RN, BS, CWOCN, is our trained expert in the clinic ready to assist and help you with these issues.

Appointments can be made by calling Maggie Brown at (712) 542-8271.