Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Opens at Pella Regional - Pella Regional Health Center

Published on April 01, 2019

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Opens at Pella Regional

PELLA, Iowa— Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional Health Center will open April 10 to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine will be located within the newly renovated section of the hospital at the corner of Jefferson and Hazel streets. 

It is estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the U.S. and that number is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine offers an evidence-based, systematic approach to advanced wound care. A patient’s individualized treatment plan may include specialty dressings, debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, compression therapy, offloading pressure techniques, advanced cellular products and topical growth factors, edema management and non-invasive vascular assessment. These treatments are the result of a team approach between the wound care providers, nurses and the referring physician. A treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s needs.

Likely candidates for treatment are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within a reasonable timeframe. People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment may benefit from a visit to Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional. For more information, call 641-628-6615.