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Wound Care

Specialized Treatment for Nonhealing Wounds

Our team of wound specialists, including physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses, works together to promote healing of chronic wounds as quickly and comfortably as possible. There are many different types of wounds, and healing them is often frustrating and time-consuming. Our experts at Wound Care-Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center use sophisticated approaches to wound healing based on the latest scientific advances.

Conditions We Treat

Any wound that doesn’t heal in a timely manner is eligible for wound care at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center. These often include:

  • Burns
  • Pressure sores
  • Surgical wounds
  • Open abscesses
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Vascular wounds

Your personalized treatment plan may include regular appointments, a home care plan, dressing change instructions and injury prevention tips.

Your Treatment Program

On referral to the clinic, you will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have. We also will work to understand and deal with any underlying problems complicating the wound. As this evaluation continues, we will begin a program that is tailored to your needs and based on effective treatment options. When appropriate, our providers will ask other health care providers to help evaluate and treat your wound. The goal is a treatment regimen that offers the fastest route to wound healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Our West Burlington campus offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of wounds that won’t heal using other methods. The word “hyperbaric” refers to a gas that is at greater pressure than normal. When patients breathe 100% oxygen inside one of our pressurized chambers, the concentrated oxygen enters the bloodstream quickly, healing the wound from the inside out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also helps fight infection at the wound site.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy requires several treatments.

Having a wound that won’t heal can be frustrating, painful, and worrisome. Our goal is to get to the root of the problem and come up with a treatment plan that works for you.

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