Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.
Wound care specialists in Inverness, Florida
When you are dealing with a wound that won't heal, it can be alarming. You can get the patient-focused healing you need at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.
Our center offers complete wound care services, including hyperbaric medicine. We are staffed by board-certified wound doctors, certified wound ostomy nurses and hyperbaric technologists. This team specializes in treating chronic wounds, or wounds that have not sufficiently healed after four to six weeks.
Together, we work toward completely healing your wound, educating you on wound prevention and restoring your quality of life.
Our wound care services
Our wound care specialists offer a variety of services to treat nonhealing and severe wounds. Some of our services include:
- Advanced wound dressings
- Antibiotic therapy
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Growth factor therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
Emergency wound care
Please note if you need emergency care for a wound, you may come to our hospital's 24/7 emergency room for treatment.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
HBOT is a treatment that increases the oxygen in your bloodstream. The increased oxygen stimulates healing and the growth of healthy tissues.
We use HBOT to treat a variety of wounds, as well as some types of infection.
Types of conditions treated with HBOT
If you have a wound that is exceptionally difficult to heal, your wound care specialist may decide to treat it with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These types of wounds include:
- Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Radiation damage to soft tissue and bone, bowel, bladder and/or prostate
What to expect during HBOT
During an HBOT session, you rest comfortably in a sealed, pressurized hyperbaric chamber environment where you will inhale pure oxygen. This helps push oxygen into your blood plasma.
Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has three single-person hyperbaric chambers. The chambers are transparent, and you can communicate with a member of our staff at any time during your session.
Session duration varies by patient. However, sessions typically last for two hours, with the treatment period ranging from five days to six weeks.
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