For more than 50 years, oxygen chambers have been used to treat scuba divers with decompression sickness. They reduce injury and often save the lives of patients with air embolisms or severe carbon monoxide poisoning.
Now, extensive research has proven that HBOT can significantly aid the healing process. Thus, serious and non-healing wounds mend better and faster with less scarring. While it provides a long-needed solution for any patient with a wound or injury that has not healed over time, this therapy can be critically important for diabetics.
The new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center is the only one of its kind between Davis County and Logan. Patients are reaping the benefits of healing HBOT in the center's five single-person chambers. These are the most comfortable, spacious and state-of-the-art devices available today.
Additionally, the hospital's highly trained staff delivers an integrated team approach to healing. This includes an expert evaluation and a personalized care plan for every patient that includes "dives" in the oxygen chambers.
Today, patients are relaxing, sleeping, listening to music or watching a favorite movie at our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center as wounds heal or they recover from a life-threatening medical condition.