Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine Center
The Wound Center provides multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. These wounds are usually the result of diabetes, excessive pressure (bedsores), circulatory conditions, trauma or surgery. The patient's initial visit includes a comprehensive evaluation, which is used by staff to develop an individualized care plan using the most advanced treatments available. Education is provided throughout the course of treatment to promote rapid healing and prevent recurrence.
Patients may be referred to the Wound Center by their physicians or they may self-refer.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy operates in conjunction with East Jefferson’s existing wound care center which provides outpatient services to people with chronic or difficult to heal wounds. Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is the medical use of concentrated oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. HBOT has numerous indications some of which include the treatment of certain diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, necrotizing soft tissue infections, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, radiation necrosis, and failed skin grafts..
The goal of the East Jefferson Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is to significantly increase patients’ wound healing rates and improve patients’ quality of life.