News & Scope Handai Hospital No. 75
Alleviating Pain and Distress of Patients and Families – Palliative Care Center Opens –
The Nursing Specialist Clinic was established to provide highly professional nursing by the Department of Nursing, with the Diabetes Care and Nursing Clinic in 2004, the Skin Care Clinic in 2011, and the Respiratory Care and Nursing Clinic in 2019. Certified diabetes educators and certified nurses provide advanced nursing techniques in collaboration with each clinical section.
The Diabetes Care and Nursing Clinic provides foot care for diabetes patients with the guidance and cooperation of physicians of Metabolic Medicine, works to prevent the development and recurrence of diabetic foot lesions (foot ulcers, foot gangrene) and promotes the self-care of feet. At the same time, we provide guidance on diabetes treatment including insulin therapy and exercise regimen, as well as self-care support and consultation on individual patients' lifestyles. From September of 2012, reaffirming the importance of self-care by diabetes patients based on dietary regimen, we assembled a team of physicians of Metabolic Medicine, managerial dieticians and certified diabetes educators to halt the progress of diabetic kidney disease, which is one of the complications of diabetes, and have begun guidance on preventing diabetic dialysis. In addition to diabetic foot care and self-care support, we have established a Diabetic Complications Clinic and Diabetes Metabolic Station Clinic, where we perform many tests for diabetic vascular complications in cooperation with physicians of Metabolic Medicine, and strive both for early detection of diabetic complications and to prevent their progression.
The Skin Care Clinic provides care for patients who have undergone stoma construction surgery, including children. Involved from even before surgery, we offer care in cooperation with ward nurses during hospitalization. So that patients living with a stoma can lead a better social life, after discharge from hospital we continue observation for early detection of stoma complications, select appropriate equipment, provide information on techniques of equipment and care, and provide psychological support.
The Respiratory Care and Nursing Clinic provides patients who require respiratory therapy at home with medical support and consultation services tailored to their individual needs, and helps improve QOL after discharge.
In cooperation with the attending physician, we introduce and change the equipment for respiratory therapy, and evaluate and adjust the oxygen flow rate used. We also share in the patient's physical, emotional and social problems, conducting advanced care planning (ACP) to consider both the present and future, as well as provide support in deciding where and how to recuperate, so patients can live their own lives.
Monday through Friday, afternoons
|First visit||8:30 am to 11:00 am|
|Revisit||8:30 am to 11:30 am|
|Revisit with appointment||8:30 am to 3:00 pm|
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Monday to Friday
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3