Presentation on theme: "1 Dr. Daniel Moore Medical Director Tammy Wolbert Program Director Vicky Hartsell Clinical Nurse Manager."— Presentation transcript:
1 Dr. Daniel Moore Medical Director Tammy Wolbert Program Director Vicky Hartsell Clinical Nurse Manager
2 Benefits of A Wound Center Patients > Faster healing rates > Fewer infections and complications (including amputations) > Fewer recurrences. > Convenient, comprehensive care Physicians > Focus on underlying wound etiology > Improved office efficiency > Regular communication > Increased Patient satisfaction > Multi-disciplinary team approach
3 Systematic Process Every 4 weeks Patient is referred to outpatient Wound Healing Center H&P & diagnostics determine underlying wound etiology Individual treatment plan is devised and followed during weekly visits with the same wound team. Adjustments in treatment plan if necessary Outliers reviewed by multi-disciplinary physician panel.
4 The Clinical Pathway The Clinical Pathway is a starting point, a procedural map that is highly flexible. It is designed to support, not supercede the physician's interpretation. 4
9 HBO Therapy uses 100% oxygen breathed at increased atmospheric pressure > A patient is enclosed in a chamber > Atmospheric pressure is increased > Typically pressure is 2.0 – 2.5 Atmospheres Absolute (ATA) > 100% oxygen is breathed
10 Oxygen Transportation in the Blood > Hemoglobin molecules become 96-98% saturated > Plasma is usually a poor transporter of oxygen > Increased partial pressure of oxygen causes increased plasma transport of oxygen