Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
You’ve probably heard it said that time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Some wounds don’t heal as they should—and that’s where we come in. Northwest Florida Community Hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Institute is specially designed to treat wounds that have not healed within two weeks. Our specialized team includes highly skilled physicians, nurses, and technologists dedicated to the innovative field of wound healing. We provide a comprehensive approach offering individualized treatments with the latest procedures and equipment.
Throughout your care, our staff ensures that the treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible.
Services and Treatments Include:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Bioengineered Skin Grafting
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Advanced Compression Therapy
- Patient and Caregiver Counseling
- Assessment for pressure relief (Beds, seat cushions, footwear)
- Wound-prevention Education
- Laboratory and Radiological Evaluation
- Wound Cultures
Our multi-disciplinary team develops customized wound care options tailored to the patients’ needs and medical conditions. Because patient participation is a vital component of the healing process, patients receive extensive education on how to protect and care for their healing wounds between visits to help reduce injury and speed recovery.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
There is hope for even the most difficult wounds using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a painless and noninvasive treatment that delivers the natural healing qualities of 100% oxygen in a pressurized setting. The additional oxygen provided by the therapy helps the body fight infection and promotes formation of healthy tissue. The Wound Healing Institute provides the latest equipment where advanced computers regulate pressurization giving the most comfortable and caring treatment possible. A skilled physician and hyperbaric technologist supervise and monitor the entire therapy while the patient relaxes and enjoys watching their favorite movie or program on TV.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Candidates may fall into any of these categories:
- Non-healing Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremity (Wagner Grade III or Higher)
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Compromised Skin Grafts
- Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
- Non-healing Surgical Wounds
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, Suturing of Severed Limbs
- Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
Northwest Florida Community Hospital’s Wound Healing Institute is officially accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The UHMS clinical hyperbaric medicine facility accreditation program recognizes clinical hyperbaric facilities that demonstrate their commitment to patient care and facility safety.