Non-healing wounds can be a source of pain and disability. The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Ottumwa Regional Health Center was created to assist patients with difficult wound-healing problems. Chronic wound management demands a team approach.
The center provides advanced techniques like Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and state-of-the-art wound assessment, testing and treatment for individuals suffering from chronic hard to heal wounds. The wound healing program is an outpatient service of Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
Our specialized staff has extensive training and expertise in wound healing and provides support to patients, their families and caregivers through comprehensive educational programs.
The types of wounds that can benefit from our treatment:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Wounds caused by circulatory problems
- Pressure sores
- Traumatic Wounds
- Post radiation wounds
- Wounds resulting from post op incisional breakdown
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Your Physician Is Part of Our Team
The treatment you receive at the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center is designed to complement the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your health care team is always working together to provide the treatment that’s right for you. Your physician participates in developing your treatment plan and is kept informed of your progress every step of the way. Your team at the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center includes physicians with advanced wound care training, nurses trained in the care of chronic wounds, and experienced technicians and staff.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
To help in your healing, you may be referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.
The chamber has clear sides through which you can see your surroundings, and is in a comfortable treatment room equipped with TV and videos. The therapy quickly and safely delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream, which helps increase your body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.
Treatment Tailored To Your Needs
Because every patient’s wound is unique, you will have a thorough diagnostic exam to identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes. A program specifically tailored to your needs will be started based on the most effective approach, which may include:
- Vascular evaluation
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Laboratory evaluation
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
Do you have a wound that has not responded to treatment for 4 weeks or healed completely in 8 weeks? Talk with your physician or call the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center today at 641.684.2530.