HBOT Chambers Delivered to Spencer Hospital's New Wound Center

posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in General

Spencer Hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine center received two hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chambers on Wednesday.

HBOT is a complementary treatment that delivers 100 percent oxygen to a wound to improve time to healing. The patient receives the treatments in a fully enclosed chamber and to surround the patient with pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure.

An area on third floor of Spencer Hospital is currently being renovated for the new wound healing center which is anticipated to open this summer. Spencer Hospital has offered wound care services for many years, provided by specially trained nurses. The new Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine services will incorporate the use of HBOT to help expedite wound healing and offer direct physician services as well.

HBOT is used to treat a variety of medical conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps, some types of arterial insufficiency and ischemia.

Each treatment will last approximately two hours. Depending on the appropriate prescribed treatment plan, most patients receive between 30 and 40 treatments.  Clinical services will be provided by Northwest Iowa Surgeons, which will also provide medical direction to the wound care professional staff.    

Spencer Hospital’s new comprehensive wound healing program is a partnership of the hospital and CutisCare, a national wound care management company. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, CŇętisCare has worked with hospitals, academic medical centers and hospital systems for over 60 years to design customized outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) solutions.

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