Norman Regional Health System is dedicated to decreasing amputations and improving healing for diabetic ulcers. We are waging a war on these wounds with our comprehensive Diabetic Limb Salvage Program (DLS). It is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. This premier program and multispecialty team was developed to address the needs of this special patient group in a timely manner and coordinate care for the best outcomes. This team is our patient’s biggest ally in the battle for recovery.
Norman Regional Health System has processes in place to look for patients with diabetic ulcers that could benefit from the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program. Also if you or a family member has a diabetic foot ulcer, please speak with your family or general physician about a referral to the Oklahoma Wound Center or DLS program.
The Oklahoma Wound Center can be reached by calling (405) 307-6955.
Diabetic wounds have the potential to get worse quickly. A small sore on the foot or leg could easily end in amputation without the proper care. At Norman Regional we take every diabetic wound seriously.
The facts are:
"Waiting to see what happens" may be the worst choice for a diabetic foot ulcer.
Norman Regional’s Diabetic Limb Salvage Program (DLS) is a comprehensive approach to improved healing of diabetic ulcers and decreased amputation rates. This program encompasses inpatient and outpatient services and involves multiple specialists working as a team to address the many needs of the diabetic patient. The specialties who work with our patients include:
The inpatient program is coordinated by the DLS nurse navigator to ensure the patient and his or her family understands the treatment plan. Karen Ritchie, RN, is the nurse navigator for Norman Regional’s DLS program.
Save A Leg Save A Life is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to reduce the number of lower extremity amputations and to improve the quality of life for those who are afflicted with wounds and complications of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. The group educates professionals, students and patients through advanced evidence based methods and community outreach.
The Norman Regional Oklahoma Wound Center shares the Save A Leg Save A Life mission.