Patients who experience chronic or non-healing wounds can receive convenient outpatient treatment at Olathe Medical Center's Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center.
The program specializes in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. The center also features state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.
HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. HBOT is also used to treat crush injuries, some types of infections, skin grafts and flaps, brown recluse spider bites and diabetic wounds of the lower extremity.
Nationally, approximately 7 million people suffer from wounds that will not heal--a serious problem that can lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and people with diabetes--populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase.
Are you a Candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about whether you might benefit from a referral to Olathe Medical Center's Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center. If you are a candidate, Olathe Medical Center will work with you and your doctor to develp an individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most approporiate and effective treatment for your particular needs.
Certified WOC Nurses
At Olathe Medical Center, Certified Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) nurses provide comprehensive patient assessments, recommend treatment plans, educate patients and keep the physicians informed of patient progress. The goal of the WOC program is to help improve patient outcomes and quality of life, while reducing recurrence and costs associated with wound and ostomy care.
How to Get Help
For more information about hyperbaric medicine, wound or ostomy care, ask your doctor or call 913-324-8571. To schedule an appointment, please call Centralized Scheduling 913-791-4395.
Hyberbaric and Wound Care Center
A Service of Olathe Medical Center
The Doctors Building II, Suite 200
20805 W. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66061