2nd VIC Nurse Practitioner Receives Wound Care Certification

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Vascular Institute of Chattanooga announces nurse practitioner Ashleigh R. Cates, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is now a certified wound specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. 
 
Ms. Cates joins nurse practitioner Jenni Wilson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, in wound care certification at VIC, 2358 Lifestyle Way. Together, they will provide care for acute and chronic wounds of patients from southeastern Tennessee, north Georgia and northeastern Alabama. 
 
“The benefits of a comprehensive wound center can provide rapid assessment and treatment for all wound types,” said Dr. Chris LeSar, a vascular surgeon and VIC’s founding physician. “At VIC, we are able to perform a vascular circulatory assessment to promote rapid healing, and provide our patients a broad bases wound program with access to innovative technology.
Ashleigh has become a key member of our wound management team and helps us get to the heart of our patient care needs.” 
 
The wound care clinic offers treatments including wound specific topical medications, compression wraps, total contact casting and offloading, incision draining and packing, biopsy, debridement, skin substitutes and non-invasive vascular ultrasound assessments. 
 
Ms. Cates, who treats wounds in addition to other vascular care needs, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is accredited as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a certified wound care nurse by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board. Ms. Cates is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Chattanooga Area Nurses in Advanced Practice and Sigma Theta Tau-Nursing Honor’s Society.  
 
New patients are being accepted. Appointments can be made by calling 423-602-2750.

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