1. Do you have difficulty in getting a surgeon to come to your facility? Coast to Coast Wound Care assigns a fully licensed surgeon to your facility.
2. Does the surgeon see all types of wounds? Our surgeons have extensive wound care expertise and will see any and all types of wounds.
3. What if the patient needs to be admitted to a hospital? Our surgeons are primarily consultants. All recommendations regarding hospital admission are through the medical director of the facility or the primary care doctor responsible for the patient.
4. Do you perform bedside debridment? Yes. Our surgeons are comfortable performing bedside debridment of wounds.
5. How about analgesia? Our surgeons call in advance of their scheduled visit in order to allow the nursing staff to have local anesthesia (eg lidocaine) at hand if the need arises.
6. Do your surgeons administer conscious sedation? No
7. How is Coast to Coast Wound Care different than other wound care groups? Coast to Coast Wound Care is the only group that sends only surgeons to a facility.
8. Does the nursing home pay for the visit? No. Coast to Coast Wound Care visits are typically covered by Medicare and the majority of private health insurance.
9. How about Medicaid? Coast to Coast Wound Care will treat your Medicaid patients.
10. Do I still need to send my residents to a wound care center? Our surgeons provide all the necessary wound care, making costly visits to the wound care center obsolete.
11. How can Coast to Coast Wound Care assist with my staffing shortages? By avoiding weekly visits to a wound care center, you no longer need to sent a CNA or PCT to accompany the patient.
12. How can Coast to Coast Wound Care save my nursing facility money? Visits to a wound care center are costly, especially when you factor in the ambulance fee for transport. A surgeon in house can help you avoid those expenses.
Bedside sharp debridment of wounds reduces the need for costly enzymatic debriding agents, thus allowing the wounds to heal faster.