For Most People, Wound Healing is a Natural, Uneventful Process
For some, however, it becomes a complex medical problem requiring specialized medical treatment. If you suffer with a hard-to-heal wound, the Hyperbaric & Wound Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center may be able to help.
Our trained specialists follow a multidisciplinary approach to complex wound healing. After an initial evaluation, each patient receives a comprehensive, individualized plan to help heal these complicated wounds.
How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?
Cells within our body rely on oxygen to remain healthy and function normally. Oxygen provides vital nutrients and energy to those cells without which our cells would be disabled. When our body’s cells are disabled, our tissue is malnourished which delays or prevents the healing process.
Injury, poisoning or disease can disrupt oxygen delivery to our cells, depriving bones and soft tissue of their required oxygen, resulting in compromised health, risk of long-term medical complications, or even death. For individuals suffering from these conditions, the normal air and pressure that we live in is not enough to deliver oxygen to deprived cells.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy delivers 100 percent oxygen under pressure to cells. During HBO2 Therapy, patients breathe pure oxygen while inside a hyperbaric chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is increased up to three time normal pressure.
The combination of increased pressure and oxygen in high concentration results in a great amount of oxygen being dissolved in the cells (10-15 times the normal amount). The increased oxygen levels in the cells and tissue stimulates the healing process, increases ability to fight infection, decreases swelling, and aids in the growth of new blood vessels. These benefits cannot be achieved by breathing normal amounts of oxygen under normal atmospheric pressure for individuals dealing with compromised health situations.
What to Expect
- Comprehensive evaluation of your wound
- Individualized treatment plan to help heal your wound
- Assistance with determination of your benefits under your insurance
- A focus on the whole patient with special consideration towards your emotional as well as your physical needs
Additional Treatments Provided
- Wound assessment and management with serial digital photos
- Bioengineered human tissue grafting
- Non-invasive vascular evaluation and limb/surgical site vascular mapping
- Compression therapy
- Negative pressure wound healing
- Total contact casting
- IV antibiotic therapy
- Wound Prevention Counseling
- Nutritional Counseling
- Smoking Cessation Services
- Family and Caregiver Support
Are Wound Center Services Covered by My Insurance?
In most case, Medicare and other health insurance payer cover all, or part, of the costs associated with wound care therapies. Coverage always depends on your specific condition, as well as your insurance plan benefits, co-pay and deductible. Our staff will assist you in determining the specifics of your health plan, and the extent to which it covers wound care services.
We are committed to providing care with dignity and respect. And we focus on the whole person by considering your physical, spiritual and emotional needs, because we know these are integral parts of the healing process. Our staff will coordinate your care with your primary care physician and specialty care providers to ensure your overall well-being.
How to Find Us
The Hyperbaric & Wound Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center is located in Suite 105 of the Medical Arts Plaza at Jordan Valley Medical Center.
Medical Arts Plaza, Suite 105
3590 W 9000 S.
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: (801) 601-2322
Fax: (801) 601-2679
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m