The management of wounds can pose major challenges for both patients and their caregivers. Benefitting from state-of-the-art technologies and specialized teams of wound care experts, patients at Florida Hospital not only receive superior treatment of their wounds, but also the underlying issues causing them.
We treat a variety of acute and chronic problems, from ulcers on the feet and legs caused by vascular insufficiencies and diabetes to complex wounds such as necrotizing fasciitis and soft tissue radionecrosis.
Among our statewide system of hospitals offering wound care is Florida Hospital’s Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Management Center, which operates the largest privately owned multi-place hyperbaric chamber in Florida. Here, wounds can be treated in an ideal 100 percent oxygen environment that sends healing oxygen circulating through your body’s tissues and bloodstream. Oxygen-rich blood has proven effective in preserving damaged tissue, controlling infections and promoting healing.
Patients receive treatment while relaxing in complete comfort, watching television or listening to music with a highly trained team of specialists, nurses and technicians monitoring treatments.
Depending upon the nature of the wound, treatment plans may include:
- Ongoing assessment
- Patient education
- Localized techniques including debridement and whirlpool therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy