At any given time almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes, poor circulation, nerve damage, a weakened immune system and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds.
At the Oaklawn Wound and Hyperbaric Center, we provide the best technology to heal your wound. A few examples of the methods available for your care include:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment used for specific wound types in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The treatment quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, assists in the healing process and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. A treatment profile is administered daily and the number of treatments you receive will depend on your diagnosis.
When you arrive at the Oaklawn Wound and Hyperbaric Center, we ask that you please bring a current medications list, including any over-the-counter medications along with any allergies you may have. Also helpful would be a copy of any Medical Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) or Advanced Directive (e.g. a DNR) you may have. Remember to bring all insurance information for verification. Our team of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound and medical history, including all tests and X-rays. During your evaluations, additional tests may be conducted to determine blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as identifying any infection present. We will work with your primary care physician to develop a treatment plan that will best meet your individual needs.
The Wound Care Center is designed to complement your physician’s services and is committed to the treatment of problem wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals that includes:
A great deal of the success of your healing depends on you. We count on you to follow your individual treatment plan and to keep us informed of any and all developments at home. Our staff will provide you the know-how to continue your treatment at home and show you how to protect yourself from further injuries.
You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regular basis for wound care. You will be instructed on how to administer your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
Wound and Hyperbaric Center bonus feature: Visit us for wound treatment and we will provide you with a day pass for the Oaklawn Life Improvement Fitness Center, conveniently located next door!