At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and vascular disorders. Non-healing wounds also occur in pressure sores and traumatic wounds.
Wound Care Services* at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a hospital-based outpatient service.
When Should I Consider Using Wound Care Services?
If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about Wound Care Services.
Healing Chronic Wounds
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keep millions of Americans from doing things they love to do. Wound Care Services may help you get your life back. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. Many patients of Wound Care Services have experienced complete healing in just a few months.
Wound Care Services works with your personal doctor. Health care providers will discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
A variety of options are available, depending on type and severity of a wound:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Wound Care Services is in the Professional Building, adjacent to Texas Health Kaufman. The newly-designed center has four treatment rooms and its technology includes hyperbaric chambers.
Each hyperbaric chamber has its own TV/VCR and CD player for patients to watch movies or listen to music during treatment. The completely transparent chambers allow patients to see and be seen.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers
Meet Fred and Ginger, the hyperbaric chambers that are a part of Wound Care Services' healing tools. These non-invasive clear acrylic chambers provide 100 percent oxygen to promote the optimum healing opportunity. While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue.
The ultimate result is the body's natural wound healing mechanisms (which are oxygen dependent) are able to function more efficiently. Continued use of hyperbaric oxygen treatment increases the body's immune and healing response. Our hyperbaric technician will provide you with the knowledge to complete this treatment with the best results.
For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or 972-932-5506. You are also welcome to stop by for a tour. Fred and Ginger always welcome visitors.
* A service of Diversified Therapy Corp.