Each wound is unique, and the Wound Healing Center at North Okaloosa Medical Center is equipped and staffed to determine what type of treatment is required for optimal would healing.
Your wound care physician may prescribe one or more of these therapies:
Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)
Specially chosen dressings and wraps
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
Platelet growth technologies
Diabetic and pressure ulcers
Persistent skin irritations
Vasculitis and other inflammatory ulcer
Other Chronic, non-healing Wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by
surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen
at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in
sessions, or dives/treatments, that last from 90
minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of
oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing the wounds
to heal from the inside out. It is a painless, proven
way to help the body heal.
The HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed
encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in
diameter. Patients can watch movies on televisions
and DVD players mounted above the chamber.
Patients also remain in constant contact with those
outside the chamber through an intercom and
private handset. The only physical sensation
resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on
the eardrum, like that felt when a plane lands, as the
air in the chamber is compressed.
For scheduling or more information please call
850- 689 - 8215
151 East Redstone Avenue
Crestview, FL 32539