According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), more than half of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in the United States occur among people with diabetes. To prevent foot problems, follow these suggestions for proper foot care.
Prevention is the key to fighting many infectious diseases.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, stubborn wounds, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen.
A necrotizing soft tissue infection is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment to keep it from destroying skin, muscle, and other soft tissues.
Preventing and caring for venous ulcers.
The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.
Before You Arrive
To help us understand your needs better, we need to know what medications you are using and your medical history. Additionally, we have other forms that deal with patient privacy, billing, and authorization to treat you that must be completed prior to your treatment.
Print and print and fill out the following forms to expedite your admission. All forms are in PDF format.
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Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Care for non-healing wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber
Santa Rosa Medical Center offers specialized, outpatient care for non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide the latest treatments available to promote healing of chronic wounds and help patients recover as quickly as possible. We provide care for:
- Bone infections
- Diabetic foot and leg wounds
- Recurring wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Ulcers, including ischemic, pressure and venous stasis
- Wounds association with radiation therapy
- Other conditions such as bites, infections and more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breaths 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, assists in the healing process of wounds, and is effective in fighting certain types of infections.
To determine the best course of treatment, we will do a thorough evaluation of your wound and current health status. Health care professionals who specialize in wound healing will educate you about the cause of your wound, and keep you informed throughout the healing process. They will provide information on how to:
- Prevent wounds from happening
- Care for your wound
- Recognize early warning signs of complications
In most cases, a referral from your primary care physician is not necessary. However for continuity of care, we will communicate with your primary care physician. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (850) 994-4523.
A diabetic patient with a non-healing wound of the lower extremity can now undergo hyperbaric treatments if they meet the following three criteria:
- Patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and has a lower extremity wound due to the diabetes
- The patient's wound is classified as Wagner grade III or higher
- The patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy