PAD Awareness Month White Sock Day at Speare Memorial Hospital - Wound Care
Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The White Sock Campaign – Honoring & Educating

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.

PAD Awareness Month White Sock Day at Speare Memorial Hospital - Wound CareOn September 19th, several of the team at Speare participated in SALSAL’s White Sock Campaign. (Scroll down for more photos)

PAD Awareness is a way to both educate more people on the importance of a healthy circulatory system and the benefit of eating healthy and exercising to keep that circulatory system healthy and also to honor those who have lost a leg due to PAD.    This is why the Save A Leg Save A Life Foundation (SALSAL) has promoted the “White Sock Campaign” … so that we can educate and honor.

“I am proud to be a part of an organization that is proactive in both honoring and educating … an organization who is filled with wonderful people who really truly care,” states Rebecca Sayre, Program Director for the Wound Care Center at Speare Memorial Hospital.   “This initiative really provides an opportunity for the whole hospital and community to get involved.”

PAD Awareness Month White Sock Day at Speare Memorial Hospital - OR Team

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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