Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas A Multidisciplinary Approach to Better Wound Care Wounds that do not heal in a reasonable timeframe require a specialized approach to care and management. The Wound and Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas is designed to treat and manage such wounds.
We approach wound care with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive wound assessments and education. By employing technological advances and treatments, the Wound and Hyperbaric Center concentrates on the cure and prevention of chronic, non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are beneficial for patients who have certain types of complicated or slow-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot olcers, bone infections, etc. The treatments work in conjunction with other treatments, such as antibiotics, to accelerate the healing process.
Patients in hyperbaric chambers breathe 100 percent oxygen under pressure for a limited period of time, generally two hours. This causes the patient’s blood oxygen level to rise dramatically, compared with its usual levels. As a result, sometimes a limb can be saved or a wound can heal faster. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available at Northwest Medical Center - Springdale.
Ostomy Services The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas offers comprehensive ostomy care. An ostomy is a surgical opening in the body that is created for the discharge of body wastes, etc. We provide expert care and management for ostomy patients of all ages, including the after-effects of the following procedures:
Suprapubic tube/catheter placement
Becoming a Wound Care Patient Your primary care physician can refer you to the Wound and Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas or you can make your own appointment. Treatment is administered on an outpatient basis.
For more information about wound care, ask your physician or consult your local library. You may also access the online Health Library on our web site at www.northwesthealth.com.
Compression stockings are used to support the muscles of the calf in circulating blood and lymph fluid through the legs. These stockings or hose are usually made of elastic or rubber fibers that aid in compressing the leg.
Compression stockings have a graduated compression with maximum compression at the ankle and decreasing up the leg. There are different types of compression available in these stockings, so be sure to check with your doctor about which level of compression would be best for you.