Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
#DocsInSocks – September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month – #WhiteSockCampaign
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. Physicians, clinicians, and staff at Speare Memorial Hospital participated in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of PAD and early detection through one simple tool: a white sock.
The white sock symbolizes the many patients with late-stage PAD who have had an amputation due to delayed treatment.
As part of the White Sock Campaign, physicians are encouraged to look for signs of PAD in their high-risk patients and to refer them earlier for vascular testing. Patients with leg pain are also encouraged to check their feet for signs of PAD, and to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and care.
The consequences of amputation are often devastating and many amputations can be prevented through early intervention and screening as well as utilization of technology that already exists.
Patients with PAD and wounds that don’t heal after 30 days often need the services provided by the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital. Nearly 96% of wounds are healed at our center and we have a 98% patient satisfaction rate. A program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit. Click here for more information or to make an appointment call 603-481-8780.
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Speare Schedules Annual Public Flu Shot Clinics
Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Fall has arrived and so too has the focus on helping to prevent flu-related illness. Speare Memorial Hospital offers the flu vaccine to persons 18 years and older, and are available at several public flu shot clinics scheduled at the Hospital, Holderness Town Hall, Waterville Valley and the Plymouth Senior Center. Vaccines are administered by […]
The White Sock Campaign – Honoring & Educating
Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is one of the most challenging issues we face not only in wound care but in healthcare in general because oxygen is needed to continue to nourish every inch of our bodies and without oxygen cells … tissues, digits, and limbs do not survive. On September 19th, several of the team […]