Treating Chronic Wounds with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is the only wound center in the state to be recognized as a Center of Distinction and a Center of Excellence for six consecutive years for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center combines compassionate, personalized care to treat chronic or non-healing wounds.
What is a chronic wound?
Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a chronic wound. A chronic wound is often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, or immobility. Non-healing wounds lead to a poorer quality of life and, if left untreated, could lead to amputations.
Frisbie’s Center for Wound Care
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is an outpatient, hospital-based program staffed by a team of highly trained medical professionals that work closely together and with primary care providers to develop and coordinate comprehensive care plans for each patient.
The result? Patients who heal faster
Treatments like hyperbaric oxygen therapy, debridement, dressing selections, special shoes and patient education are offered to heal our patients so they can get back to their daily routines faster than with other options.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) work?
HBOT uses specially designed chambers to increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, which then accelerates the body’s natural healing process. This is used to treat problematic, non-healing wounds.
HBOT helps heal the wound from the inside out. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, improving circulation, stimulating growth of new blood vessels, and treating crush injuries, and diabetic wounds of the lower extremities.
Are you a candidate for specialized wound care?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, ask your physician about a referral to Frisbie Memorial’s Center for Wound Care, or contact the Center directly for an assessment. The Center will work with you and your doctor to deliver the following:
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments for your specific needs
- Assessment and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager who will oversee every aspect of your treatment
- Education for you and your family to help healing happen at home, including materials and resources related to prevention, nutrition, hygiene, and more
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with you and your doctor so that you each remain informed about your progress
Wound Care Center partnership with Healogics
Through a partnership with Healogics, Frisbie Memorial Hospital is able to offer a new and comprehensive center offering specialized wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of 700 outpatient Wound Care Centers across the U.S.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital is a full service medical center in Rochester, NH, that provides expert medical care using advanced, cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients with acute and chronic health conditions. In addition, Frisbie has access to nearly thirty specialty care services so patients can be close to their healthcare specialists. Call (603) 332-5211.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
11 Whitehall Road
Rochester, NH 03867
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