Wound Care Programs at OhioHealth
Our programs provide the highest level of advanced wound care for even the most difficult cases.
If you have a wound that does not heal or improve in 30 days, it is considered non-healing. OhioHealth wound care programs can help.
What is wound care?
OhioHealth offers comprehensive wound care services for people with hard-to-heal wounds, including specialized care for patients with diabetes, burns and wounds that threaten limb loss. We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, nutrition counseling, wound care education and more.
We offer specialized wound care for patients who have:
- Arterial disease
- Diabetic ulcers
- Postsurgical wounds
- Pressure ulcers with bone infection
- Wounds related to poor circulation
- Wounds resulting from injury or trauma
- Wounds that threaten loss of limb
- Venous disease
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Some patients with problem wounds can benefit from breathing 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. Known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), this treatment rapidly transports high concentrations of oxygen directly to the bloodstream and allows the oxygen to penetrate deep into tissues to promote healing.
HBOT also assists in fighting infection and promotes the formation of new blood vessels.
HBOT may be particularly useful in treating:
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic foot sores
- Infections, especially of soft tissue and bone
- Pressure ulcers
- Radiation injuries
Patients undergoing HBOT typically receive daily therapy for 120 to 150 minutes for six to 12 weeks.
After reviewing your medical history, your physician will determine if HBOT is the right treatment for you.
HBOT works best when combined with other wound care treatments. We will work with you to achieve optimal whole body health. You may work with a nutritionist who will guide you in making healthy food choices that support the healing process. Nurses will teach you how to care for your wound at home and avoid future injuries. Our podiatrists may fit you with orthotics to protect your feet and promote healing.
Referrals are required for all wound care and hyperbaric therapies. Talk to your physician to see if our programs or therapies might be right for you.