What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

It is a safe medically prescribed treatment, where an individual breathes oxygen intermittently at pressure greater than Sea Level.

What is Wound Healing?

Wound Healing is the restoration of integrity to injured tissues by replacement of dead tissue with viable tissue; this starts immediately after an injury, may continue for months or years, and is essentially the same for all types of wounds. Variations are the result of differences in location, severity of the wound, extent of injury to the tissues, the age, nutritional status, and general state of health of the patient, and available body reserves and resources for tissue regeneration. The process of returning to health: the restoration of structure and function of injured or diseased tissue. Healing processes include; blood clotting, tissue mending and remodeling of the tissue.

Factors that work against optimal healing are: stress, old age, smoking, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. It is thought that in the poorly controlled diabetic patient there is an increased affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen, which hampers the release of oxygen to the healing tissues. Additionally, poorly controlled diabetic patients have an abnormally functioning phagocytes, which predisposes wounds to infection. Although cancer does not itself interfere with the healing process or make the patient more susceptible to infection, radiation therapy, steroids, and antineoplastic agents, as well as the general debility of the patient, do compromise healing in cancer patients.
Chronic Wound Care

Chronic wound is a wound that does not heal in an orderly set of stages and in a predictable amount of time the way most wounds do. Wounds that do not heal within four to six weeks are often considered chronic.

Acute Wound Care
Is a wound that follows the natural progression and processes of healing within four to six weeks time.

Holmes Healthcare Incorporated, providing Evidenced Based, Best Practice, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers to Hospitals that are Safe, Timely and Patient Centric.

Why a Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center?

New Program Development
  • Approximately 6% of hospitalizations for diabetes include a discharge diagnosis of Lower Extremity Diabetic Foot Ulcer.
  • Patient admitted with a DFU have an LOS approximately 60% than non DFU admissions.
  • Diabetic patients who receive an amputations are at a 15-20% increase of collateral amputation at twelve months & and 30-40% within five years.