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Wound and Ostomy Care

Wound and Ostomy Care

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer specialized wound and ostomy care by a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence nurse. This service is available to all inpatients during their stay. Your child will receive an individualized wound or ostomy plan along with one-on-one education.

Baby with Ostomy BagETCH is proud to be a leader in reducing pressure injuries in the pediatric population. Most pediatric pressure injuries are caused by a medical device. Our team works closely with Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee as well as Solutions for Patient Safety to develop best practice in preventing pressure injuries. In 2017 our hospital reduced pressure injuries by 42%. We have had zero serious harm pressure injuries for more than 2 years.

You may contact the Wound/Ostomy nurse at cpurkey@etch.com. For outpatient wound care services please contact East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group at 865-546-2131.