Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
For patients suffering from a chronic or non-healing wound, The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Saint Clare’s, operated in conjunction with Healogics™, offers relief through a comprehensive, leading-edge approach to wound management.
For further information, contact us at 973-989-3725
Wound Care Team
Our board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and nursing staff have advanced training in the care of difficult, non-healing wounds, and will develop an individualized comprehensive treatment plan for each patient while working closely with the primary care physician. Professional, personalized attention is given to each patient to attain a positive healing outcome. The team includes:
- Board certified Interventional Radiologists trained in laser venous ablations
- Registered Vascular Techs
- Registered Nurses
- Dedicated, specially trained techs and nurses to address individual patient and family needs
Chronic and non-healing wounds usually result from conditions such as: diabetes, neuropathic and ischemic ulcers, venous insufficiency, pressure, non-healing, traumatic and surgical wounds, vasculitis, burns, and late effects of radiation.
Our expert staff employs multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities including, but not limited to: debridement, advanced wound care dressings, biological skin grafts, vacuum assisted closure therapy, compression therapy, nutritional management, management of wound pain, diabetic education, infectious disease management, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Diagnostic consults
- Venous Insufficiency education
- Vascular history and venous clinical severity score screening
- Pre and post-procedure duplex ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided endovenous laser treatment
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
HBOT is a medical treatment that uses pressurized oxygen to aid in healing wounds. The patient relaxes in a comfortable chamber which is pressurized at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. This allows them to breathe pure oxygen, saturating their blood plasma so it may carry anywhere from 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues. By increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood that is circulated to body tissues, HBOT can promote wound healing, preserve damaged tissue, help to control infection, and increase the formation of blood vessels.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be considered for many conditions, including: diabetic ulcer of the lower extremities, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis, compromised skin grafts and flaps, progressive necrotizing infection/fasciitis, acute peripheral arterial insufficiency.
HBOT is pain-free, safe and effective, with few to no side effects. During treatment, patients lie in a see-through atmosphere-controlled chamber that allows freedom of movement. During the hyperbaric oxygen treatment, the patients are monitored at all times by a trained technician. Most patients listen to music, watch TV, or nap during their treatment. Individual treatments last from 90 to 120 minutes. The number of treatments prescribed varies by condition; usually 20 to 60 treatments administered five days per week.
All HBOT sessions are supervised by specialty trained physicians, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff.
VeinCare at the Wound Care Center
The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital
400 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801