Innovative Treatment for Chronic Wounds
Every year chronic wounds caused by poor circulation, diabetes, or related conditions keep three to five million Americans from doing the things they love. CHI Health Advanced Wound Care applied proven wound care practices and advanced clinical approaches, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, to heal patients who suffer from chronic wounds. Additionally, our center has the opportunity to participate in clinical trials utilizing the latest wound care products, dressings and antibiotics not yet available to the general public.
In a continuing effort to improve patient care, the wound clinic offers Hyperbaric Medicine as an integral part of its specialized wound care treatments.
Hyperbaric Medicine is administered to patients in a comfortable, spacious chamber pressurized with 100% pure oxygen.
The oxygen-rich environment allows the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms to function more effectively, dramatically speeding up the healing process of chronic wounds.
Approved Hyperbaric Medicine Indications:
Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures: Reconstructive plastic surgery. In general, reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by the following:
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome, acute traumatic ischemia
- Decompression sickness
- Enhancement of healing in select problem wounds
- Exceptional blood loss (anemia)
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
- Skin grafts and flaps compromised)
- Thermal burns
High Healing Rate, Reduced Healing Time
Using a team of multidisciplinary specialists and state-of-the-art wound care techniques, the wound center achieves some of the best healing rates and fastest healing times in the nation. This means you can get back to living your life the way you want in the shortest time possible.
Continuum of Care
In a continuing effort to improve patient care, the Advanced Wound Care Clinics will offer a system of care for the Omaha/Council Bluffs region. Services include:
- Inpatient Services
- Ostomy Care
- Outpatient Services
- Hyperbaric Medicine
Proven to significantly reduce length of stay for conditions such as:
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Infection
- Pressure Ulcers
- Radiation Proctitis
Advanced Wound Care Center
The Advanced Wound Care Center uses a physician-driven treatment model to provide the best care for chronic wound care patients while working closely with primary and referring physicians to ensure a seamless process for the patient.
Our courteous staff will contact your doctor or insurance company and handle all necessary arrangements. Call (402) 717-2211 with any questions.
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Center (WOC)
The CHI Health WOC center offers outpatient comprehensive wound treatment through a skilled team of experts to help people return to a healthy lifestyle as quickly and painlessly as possible. Treatment for acute and chronic wounds, ostomy and continence care services are available.
The WOC center can help with:
- Ulcers due to pressure, diabetes, neuropathy, or ischemia
- Lower extremity ulcerations
- Traumatic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Minor Burns
- Soft tissue radio necrosis (radiation burns)
- compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Problematic fistulas or drain tubes
- Ostomy care (education, appliance refitting, skin care
- Incontinence skin care and diagnostic studies
WOC Treatment therapy may include:
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Topical antimicrobial therapy
- Compression Therapy
- Sharp, mechanical, chemical, and autolytic debridement
Our care team
A nurse practitioner and registered nurses, certified in wound, ostomy and continence. We are able to consult with a variety of other experts when needing, include:
- General and orthopedic surgeons
- Vascular surgeons
- Diabetes educators
- Social services
- Physical therapists
- Orthotist Pedorhtotists
Our staff follows treatment guidelines from the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse’s Society. Individualized care recommendations are made based on established research and cost-effective treatment. We emphasize patient and family education on preventive measures and disease management to optimize healing. We work closely with primary care providers.