This month, we are taking a moment to honor WHAM! (Wound Health Awareness Month) No, not the band with the hit song “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!”. American Board of Wound Management has named June, “Wound Healing Awareness Month.” This month marks the fourth year of spreading awareness and celebrating chronic and non-healing wound care treatment with Certified Wound Specialists across the nation,
What makes WHAM so important?
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds. With the worsening progression of these types of lesions, they can quickly progress into grounds for amputation. Knowing this, it is important for patients to undergo a full vascular workup. Diagnosis and check-ups are vital to make sure the patient is on a steady incline. WHAM creates awareness for this cause, hoping to decrease the number of chronic wounds, and increase the number of restorations, while celebrating those who have recovered.
Central Valley Vein and Wound Center are celebrating this month through a Health and Wellness Fair on June 24th entitled, Wound Care and Vascular Education Day. This event is providing free foot and lower extremity screenings along with educational opportunities surrounding adequate wound care and vascular health. Join us in celebration and register today!
Discover more information on foot and lower extremity wound care and vein treatments from Central Valley Vein and Wound Center by calling our office at (559) 721-4910 or visit www.cvveinandwound.com