Center for Wound Healing/HBO
Breathing New Life into Wound CareThe relocated Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital is now open, in a larger and more modern environment that includes hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment, to better meet the needs of people in our community suffering from chronic and non-healing wounds. The new Center is located just down the street from the Hospital at 735 North Beers Street, providing the same quality of care found within the walls of a hospital, but in a more accessible location that also provides comfort and privacy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is beneficial for many types of chronic wounds. Patients breathe 100% oxygen at up to two and half time the atmospheric pressure. Oxygen levels rise and are carried into the plasma and tissues surrounding the wound. Chronic osteomyelitis, diabetic wounds, ischemic wounds, and late radiation injury are some common wounds that can benefit from HBO treatment.
Every year approximately seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds and ulcers. Dealing with a wound can be personally frustrating, often hindering your ability to perform simple daily activities, and can possibly lead to more serious, life-changing conditions.
About the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore
Lauding a wound healing rate consistently over 95%, the expert medical practitioners at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore, an outpatient wound management program, provide treatment and care that not only heals wounds – it heals lives.
Some indications for wounds treated at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Arterial/ischemic wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Aytpical inflammatory/vasculitic wounds
- Post-surgical wounds
- Radiation soft-tissue injuries and complications
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
What are Chronic & Non-Healing Wounds?A chronic or non-healing wound is defined as a sore or wound that has not shown improvement from conventional treatments – such as over the counter medications and home remedies – in three to four weeks.
Common causes of non-healing wounds are often associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, reaction to radiation therapy, traumatic injury, and immobilization. Additionally non-healing wounds of the feet among people with diabetes are among one of the most common non-healing wounds, and one of the most significant complications of diabetes.
When left untreated or not treated timely or properly, wounds may become infected, and non-healing wounds could lead to severe disability or even amputation.
When to seek treatmentIf you are concerned about a wound that may not be healing, seek out a wound care specialist early in order to maximize the chance of completely healing. Some things to look out for include:
- Wounds that have not shown improvement in three to four weeks (commonly experienced by people with diabetes)
- Sores accompanied by increasing pain, redness or swelling, foul odor, or change in color
- Surgical wounds that have become infected
Comprehensive Healing Plan and Treatment OptionsWound healing is a complex process influenced by a number of medical factors. Using a system of thorough diagnostics, customized treatment plans, and regular evaluations of progress, the expert team at the Center for Wound Healing follows the most comprehensive, physician-focused, evidence-based clinical practice, which are the essential steps to healing.
Read more about the Comprehensive Healing Plan and Treatment Options
Environment of HealingThe Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore provides you and your guests with small touches that can make a big difference, including a flat screen television and comfortable furniture in the waiting room and individual flat screen televisions in the hyperbaric chambers.
Additionally, as a patient or guest of the Hospital you have access to Concierge Care, a complimentary service designed to address non-clinical needs, including information requests, home care services, and more.
The Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Community Hospital has received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics (formerly Diversified Clinical Services and National Healing Corporation). Bayshore was one of 56 centers out of a network of more than 325 wound care centers to receive the award, demonstrating excellence in key performance areas including patient satisfaction and healing rate and time.
Read our articles in Healthviews to learn how two local men were able to overcome their non-healing wounds thanks to the expert care at the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore.
Dealing with Diabetes? Put Your Feet in Good Hands, September/October 2012
Healing Wounds with Care and Expertise, July/August 2011
The Center for Wound Healing is located just down the street from the Hospital at 735 North Beers Street (the corner of North Beers Street and Holmdel Road) in Holmdel. Phone: 732-497-1611.
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