About Holmes Healthcare
Who is Holmes Healthcare?
Founded in 1999, Holmes Healthcare was started based solely on founder Tom Holmes’ passion for helping people. Specializing in wound healing using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Holmes Healthcare can provide doctors and hospitals that are looking for options that will benefit or enhance the tried and true methods of wound healing today. The relationships built between Holmes Healthcare and the hospitals we partner with are different than their competitors, because of the level of customer service that we can provide along with the attention that each partnership receives. Whether you’re a doctor looking for new ways to help your patients or a hospital searching for ways to stay current with technology, Holmes Healthcare is your answer.
In your relationship with Holmes Healthcare, "Win, Win" is not just a phrase. It is a commitment to the relationship we share with you as our partners. Our personal goal is to establish a center of excellence which provides the highest standard of care and achieve the best outcomes for all patients involved in our programs. We stay equally committed to the interest of the hospital as a business partner by achieving the most efficient operation possible. We also feel that it is important to work with open minds and open hearts as challenges arise during the term of our agreement and beyond. Our intent is to have you reflect on this partnership in the future and be pleased that it exists.
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 CareIs 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.
HBO is an essential part of some chronic wound treatment plans. Weighing more than one ton, the HBO chamber features a reclining bed inside a large clear shell. You can listen to music or even watch movies. The only physical sensation from the treatment is a slight pressure on your eardrums such as that feeling when a plane lands.
What is HBO?
HBO is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. HBO chambers surround patients with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
Do I require oxygen?
Usually, there is no benefit to increasing the level of oxygen in the body for normal, healthy individuals. People with certain medical conditions do, however, benefit from increased levels of oxygen.
Why a Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center?
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- 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.