Wound Care Center
The Wound Care Center provides primary treatment for wounds
resulting from diabetes, venous stasis disease, and lack of patient
The Centerís interdisciplinary team of wound care
specialists works together for improved healing rates and fewer
amputations in chronic wound cases.
The managed care approach at the Wound Care Center assists the
physician caring for specific wound problems without interfering
with overall patient care. Our clinical staff have access to the
nationís largest database of treatment outcomes. The Center
operates under the auspices of Diversified Clinical Services, Inc.
Wound management begins with assessment of medical history and
present physical condition. A personalized plan of care for each
patient is based on wound evaluation, vascular assessment, nutritional
assessment, and laboratory results.
Possible interventions include:
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- Infection control
- Skin graft
- Pressure relief
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Skin care
New patient information
Please print out the new
patient forms and fill them out at home. Bring the completed
forms with you for your first visit.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Popularly known as the treatment for Scuba divers suffering from
decompression sickness (the "Bends"), or for arterial
gas embolism, HBO has gained wide acceptance in clinical, non-diving
medicine over the last few decades.
is an important tool in the treatment of non-healing wounds. It
is helpful in treating:
- Problem wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Crush injuries
- Acute traumatic ischemia
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Radiation tissue damage
- Compromised skin grafts, flaps, and replants
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves the systemic delivery of oxygen
to patients placed in a chamber at two to three times atmospheric
pressure, while breathing 100 percent oxygen for periods of 90 to
120 minutes.Treatments are given daily, Monday through Friday.
Hyperbaric oxygen must be administered carefully to avoid toxic
side effects. The patient's clinical response dictates the number
of treatments needed. Non-healing wounds may require as many as
20-40 treatments. The level of tissue damage before treatment and
the presence of associated systemic disorders affect the success
rate of HBO therapy.
The Wound Care Center uses two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers.
A highly trained Hyperbaric Technician monitors the patient constantly
during treatment, under the supervision of a Wound Center physician.
During treatment the patient can watch TV, listen to the radio,
or talk with the staff. Relaxation techniques help reduce anxiety
and claustrophobic response.
HBO Therapy is reimbursable by Medicare and most other third party
payors for certain clinical applications. Requirements vary; some
health care plans require preauthorization for coverage of treatments.
Wound Care Center
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