Comprehensive Wound Healing Center
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Expert Medical Staff To Address Your Patients Needs
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Roxborough Memorial Hospital provides a multidisciplinary program of treatment and support services for the cost-effective management of acute and chronic problem wounds. Our continuum of care includes wound assessment, treatment based on advanced medical methodologies, pain management, patient education and support services, including hyperbaric therapy.
Since problem wounds are often associated with other underlying medical conditions, our program is specifically designed to integrate wound care with ongoing health care. We coordinate wound treatment plans with the patients primary care and specialty care physicians help to ensure that each patients individual needs are addressed.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Oxygen, Pure and Simple
The air we breathe contains 21% oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. This hyperbaric (or high pressure) dose of oxygen may offer distinct therapeutic benefits and can be used to treat a variety of illnesses. It may be the primary treatment for some disorders, but its often combined with antibiotics, wound care and/or surgery.
How it Works
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered to body tissues by the blood. It is important to note that the potential benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy may result from an oxygen-enriched bloodstream and not from the oxygen's direct contact with wounds. This is why wound dressings are usually left in place during treatment. The doctor will discuss the specific reason for the referral to hyperbaric therapy, but generally this treatment may provide one or more of the following effects:
- Enhanced wound healing
- Increased oxygen delivery to injured tissue
- Improved infection control
- Greater blood vessel formation
- Preservation of damaged tissues
- Elimination and reduced effects of toxic substances
Meeting the challenges
Problem wounds create a complex set of challenges. At The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center, we provide a wide range of services for wound treatment and management of associated medical conditions. Our comprehensive services are designed to ensure cost-effective, standardized care with the flexibility to develop individualized treatment plans.
We provide an assessment of the wound site as well as the patient health factors that may be affecting the wound healing process.
Our multidisciplinary team develops individualized treatment plans that include wound care management and appropriate adjunctive therapies.
Our wound care team includes licensed health care professionals trained in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a physician team practicing in various medical specialties.
Patients and caregivers are provided with education on wound care at home and lifestyle adjustments to facilitate the healing process. Effective management techniques for underlying medical conditions are also taught with emphasis given to proper patient compliance.
The treatment team reviews the needs of patients including wound care products, assistive devices and at-home wound care. Detailed patient instructions are provided along with a plan for ongoing follow-up.
Integrated support services are requested to help patients and caregivers cope with the demands of wound treatment regimens and any necessary lifestyle adjustments.
Promoting the Process
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center provides a wide range of therapies specifically designed to help promote the healing process. Some of the therapies provided by the Center may include:
- Nutritional Support
- Support Surface Recommendations
- Infection Management
- Compression Therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Occupational and Physical Therapy
Providing key benefits
Our comprehensive program for healing problem wounds strives to provide the following benefits to both patients and healthcare providers:
- Standardized care, via critical pathways, that is cost-effective and may help improve positive patient outcomes.
- Multispecialty care team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals that have advanced training in wound care.
- Case management approach to care that provides individualized treatment plans and coordination of wound care with ongoing health care.
How to Refer (For Physicians)
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center recognizes the important role that referring physicians play in successful early diagnosis, treatment and follow up. As a service that receives referrals from a wide geographic area, the Center is dedicated to maintaining contact with referring physicians on an ongoing basis, including full documentation of treatment and progress.