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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.

 

hperbaricsHyperbaric 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.

The Diabetes Management Center offers evaluation, individual and group education and support for people living with diabetes. The center strives to empower patients to successfully manage their diabetes on a daily basis.

Because successful diabetes management depends largely on the patient, education is extremely important. Patients learn about the disease itself, their prescribed medication, nutrition, activity and personal goal setting. Education regarding early recognition of signs and symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) are included.

Education Offerings

The Diabetes Management Center offers diabetes education in both individual and group settings. Diabetes Dynamics classes, Diabetes Basics, and community health fairs are available to the community. Diabetes Dynamics is a two-class course that meets once a month that teaches the basics of diabetes management, nutrition, foot care, exercise goal setting and motivation.

For more information on these educational offerings, call (504) 503-4165.

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

Sponsored by the Diabetes Management Center, this support group is free and meets on the last Thursday of each month from noon to 1 pm. Members share information and support each other to promote successful diabetes management. New members are welcome. Please call (504) 503-4165 for more information.

In the event you are not able to attend our class or support group, and if you have questions about managing your diabetes between support group meetings, please email your questions to dmanage@ejgh.org. A certified diabetes educators will answer your questions and concerns about diabetes management.

For Diabetes Dynamics or support group information, call (504) 503-4165.



Contact Information

Wound & Diabetes Management Center
4200 Houma Blvd., 6th Floor
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 503-4165