Wound care center in Ogden, Utah
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Ogden Regional offers comprehensive treatment for non-healing wounds using bioengineered skin substitutes, advanced wound care products and more. We evaluate any underlying problem that may hinder wound healing, including nutrition, vascular conditions, lifestyle, infection control, smoking cessation and other issues. Our goal is to help heal your difficult wounds and educate you to get you back to your normal lifestyle.
To schedule an initial evaluation by one of our infectious disease doctors or to find out more about our wound care services, call us at (801) 479-2244.
When you become a patient at our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, we will develop a personalized plan of care just for you. To make the most of your visit at our wound care center, please download and complete this form. It will be very useful and helpful to our physician during your evaluation.
Infectious disease specialists
At Ogden Regional Medical Center, our infectious disease experts are specially trained to provide skilled insight regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of infections.
These specialists have access to the most accurate testing procedures and the most advanced therapies available. We will be able to determine what treatment is needed for various infections and what antibiotics should be administered (if any are indicated).
Our infectious disease experts diagnose and treat:
- Post-operative infections
- Joint and bone infections
- Infections in organ transplant recipients
- Infections in bone marrow
- Transplant recipients
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Wounds and conditions we treat
We specialize in treating the following types of wounds and conditions:
- Diabetic wounds
- Arterial and venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Crush injuries
- Compromised grafts of flaps
- Other non-healing wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
For more than 50 years, oxygen and hyperbaric 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 hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly aid in the wound-healing process, helping 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 patients with diabetes.
The 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 sessions in the oxygen chambers.
Hyperbaric chamber FAQs
During this painless treatment, you will rest on a comfortable bed in one of our roomy pressurized chambers while breathing pure oxygen. You can relax, sleep, watch television or listen to music during the sessions, which generally last two hours. Patients of all ages can benefit from these treatments.
After your physician refers you to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center, our specialist will conduct a thorough examination and confirm whether treatment is appropriate. If you are a candidate, a plan of care will be designed just for you.
Depending on your condition, the frequency and number of visits will vary. Patients with wound-healing problems usually require about 30 to 40 treatments and most are scheduled once daily.
If you have an acute condition, such as decompression illness or carbon monoxide poisoning, only one or two treatments may be required.
During the first few minutes you will feel very warm. Then the temperature will adjust to a comfortable setting. You might notice a change in pressure in your ears (similar to when an airplane changes altitude). To protect your ears from pressure changes, you will be taught techniques to clear them, thus avoiding the feeling of fullness in your ears.
When we schedule your treatment, we will provide detailed instructions, but do not hesitate to ask our staff if you have any questions during your stay with us. Our HBOT-trained physician and certified technicians are there at all times to monitor each treatment session.