More than five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds that will not heal. Understanding the overall care of wound healing techniques opens doors to options that may speed the healing process for many patients.
Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center will offer clinical personnel the opportunity to learn more about these techniques during a free educational seminar. The Management of Problem Wounds and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will be held June 3 at the Friends Community Center at 6 p.m. Dinner will be provided by The Wharf Restaurant. A RSVP is required.
“We receive referrals from physicians all across the region who often ask us about various techniques and processes we have in place to aid in their patient’s specific needs,” said Neva Moore, program director at the SOMC Wound Healing Center. “One such treatment, our hyperbaric oxygen therapy system, has both clinical and economic advantages for use. We wanted to give clinicians the opportunity to learn more about this system, so we are offering this free seminar.”
Robert Bartlett, MD, FPWCA, UHM, FACEP, senior medical advisor for the National Healing Corporation will serve as the guest speaker for the event.
“Dr. Bartlett is very well known in the physician community and brings a wealth of knowledge about the hyperbaric process,” said Moore, “he has several years of experience dealing with wound healing.”
Moore said Bartlett will focus on the hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but will also touch on the various types of wound healing techniques.
“Those in attendance will get a well-rounded feel for the various treatments that are offered for the various wounds we take care of,” she said.
The SOMC Wound Healing Center offers treatments for several forms of ulcers, bone infections, tears and lacerations, radiation burns, post-operation wounds and infections and failed or compromised skin grafts.
For more information on this program or to RSVP, call the SOMC Wound Healing Center at 356-8775.