Hyperbaric & Wound Care Center
Sechrist 3200 Monoplace chamber
Central Florida Regional Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient department staffed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and therapists with advanced training in wound management. The team utilizes the most current and aggressive evidence-based approaches to achieve optimal wound closure for patients.
We work in partnership with the patient and/or their family and their primary physician. Progress reports are sent to the referring and consulting physician(s) as well. Patient and family education related to the cause of the wound, disease processes and skin are provided to reduce the risk of recurrence of the wound.
The center takes care of acute and chronic wounds of any type, including, but not limited to:
- Pressure Ulcers
- Diabetic/neuropathic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency ulcers
- Arterial/ischemic wounds
- Surgical Wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Incontinence or other moisture related dermatitis
- Radiation injuries
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves the breathing of pure oxygen while in a sealed chamber that has been pressurized at 1-1/2 to 3 times normal atmospheric pressure. In the Wound and HBO Center, it is used in conventional treatment for severe carbon monoxide poisoning; certain kinds of wounds, injuries, and skin infections; delayed radiation injury; and certain bone or brain infections.
HBOT has been shown to increase oxygenation to tissues, enhance migration of cells responsible for wound healing to the wound bed, enhance the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularization) and improve bactericidal activity of special cells called leukocytes.
Conditions that may benefit from the use of HBOT include:
- Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
- Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Crush Injuries
- Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
- Diabetic Ulcer of the Lower Extremity
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Infections
- Preservation of Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
Patient undergoing TcPO2 test at the bedside
The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center also performs transcutaneous oxygen monitoring (TcPO2). This simple, non-invasive procedure is used as an adjunctive screening tool to evaluate skin oxygenation and microvascular perfusion to assess the potential for wound healing. Podiatrists utilize this tool prior to surgical procedures to predict healing outcomes for their patients. TcPO2 can also be used preoperatively to “map” tissue oxygenation levels in patients with unsalvageable limbs in order to assist the surgeon in determining appropriate amputation levels.
Treatment at the Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center is covered by Medicare and many other health plans. For insurance questions prior to a patient’s visit or to schedule an appointment, please call (407) 302-7399. The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For a physician referral call 1-800-445-3392.