How to Improve Wound Healing from Home 


At Jovive Wound Care, we prioritize an evidence-based approach to expedite healing. Wounds follow a natural healing process, with new tissue forming from the bottom while the edges gradually close in. Optimizing the healing environment by keeping wounds clean, warm, and moist can expedite the recovery process. Our board-certified experts specialize in customizing treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs.

Wound Healing

Several factors can impede wound healing, including bacterial infection, poor nutrition, obesity, smoking, certain medical treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, and underlying health conditions like diabetes. 

Tips for Optimal Healing

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Clean Hands: Always wash your hands before touching the wound to prevent infection. 

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Use Clean Bandages: Keep the wound covered with a clean bandage to shield it from germs and further injury, while also absorbing any fluid drainage. 

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Prevent Further Injury: Take precautions to avoid bumping or injuring the wound area again. 

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Healthy Diet: Ensure you are consuming a balanced diet to support your body’s healing processes. 

Proper Bandage Changing Procedure:

Maintaining cleanliness is crucial for wound healing. Here’s a step-by-step guide for changing bandages: 

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Prepare Your Workspace: Clean and organize your work area. 

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Gather Supplies: Gloves, adhesive remover, gauze pads, sterile saline, dressing, scissors, skin barrier film, skin prep, tape, and any prescribed medications. 

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Remove the Old Bandage: Carefully take off the old bandage. 

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Clean the Wound: Gently cleanse the wound area with sterile saline to remove any residue. 

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Apply the New Bandage: Dress the wound with fresh gauze and secure it in place. 

Contact your healthcare provider if you experience fever, chills, nausea, redness, swelling, foul odor, or changes in drainage color around the wound. 

Wound Care Supply List


For your at-home wound care needs, Dr. Bill Khoury often recommends the following products based on wound type and progression. Most products can be obtained from local pharmacies, medical supply stores, or online retailers.

NOTE: Consult with a healthcare professional before using any new wound care product, especially if you have any allergies or sensitivities. Always follow the instructions provided with each product for best results.



Topical treatment designed to prevent or combat infection in a wound by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.


Materials like gauze, gel, or foam applied directly to wounds to promote healing and protect from infection.

  • Silicone Foam Border Dressing: Silicone adhesive is gentle on the skin, stays in place well, and some are water-resistant. >>
  • AMD Gauze: Antimicrobial dressing with PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide) embedded in gauze, suitable for heavily draining wounds. >>


Involves using bandages or compression products to apply pressure to ulcerous limbs, aiding in the treatment and prevention of venous ulcers and related conditions.

Wound Wash

Rinsing solutions that remove foreign materials from wounds and surrounding skin, promoting healing and reducing infection rates.

  • Vashe: Non-cytotoxic wound cleanser. >>


Evenly distribute body weight to reduce pressure on bony prominences and prevent pressure wounds.

  • Coccyx Cushion: Cushion with a cut-out at the back to relieve pressure for coccyx ulcers. >>
  • Roho Cushion: Suitable for more significant pressure ulcers of the ischium (stage 3-4). >>

Jovive Approach

Our primary goals revolve around promoting optimal healing, reducing scarring, and ensuring long-lasting results. Through the utilization of cutting-edge techniques, we strive to enhance closure rates and provide utmost comfort throughout the healing process. As a practice entirely owned and led by physicians, our facilities in Loma Linda, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA, are dedicated to your overall wellness. Entrust your care to Jovive Wound Care for personalized and specialized treatment tailored to your individual needs.


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26732 Crown Valley Pky, suite 585
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Most insurance accepted.

I’ve seen first-hand how proper wound treatment makes a tremendous impact on patients’ quality of life. I’m excited to take these successful hospital-based treatments and provide patients with easier access in this new outpatient clinic setting.

Bill Khoury, MD

Medical Director

Loma Linda

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11340 Mountain View Ave. Suite B

Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Wound care requires a multifactorial approach to achieve success. In the outpatient setting, we focus on initiating innovative treatments and working closely with the rest of your healthcare team to help heal your wounds. Together we want to empower patients on their road to recovery.

Vera Vanderkraan, DO

Medical Director