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Wound care during COVID-19, GBMC taking extra precautions

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 19:17:07-04

TOWSON, Md. — There are thousands of people with long-term injuries or wounds that need continual care, often in a hospital setting.

Hospitals in our area, including GBMC, have made all kinds of changes to make sure that patients are safe, and able to get the care they need.

Dr. Jennifer Heller is the Medical Director of the Wound Center at GBMC and she joined WMAR-2 News, Thursday morning on Facebook Live to talk about helping patients with wounds who have trouble healing even during a pandemic.

"As a wound care center, we are very strict about making sure that we all have the proper PPE in place. And we also - uniquely as the pandemic started - we changed how our staffing resulted with the care of our patients. So, prior to the pandemic, many nurses and a provider would see one patient. And so, in order to decrease the many people coming in and out of one patient room we limited it to just one consistent nurse and one provider," said Dr. Heller.