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Healing the Hurt: Wound Care

Do you have a wound that hasn’t gone away in weeks? If so, it may be time to get professional help.

More than six million people suffer from wounds that resist conventional therapy. That number will continue to rise as more people are diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease and as the American population ages.

On Thursday, April 2nd Dr. Tay Sha Howell, Medical Director of Norman Regional Hospital’s Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, will be discussing new treatment options for chronic wounds. Her free seminar will include a wide range of topics including surgical wounds and infections to spider bites and diabetes related wounds.

Dr. Howell will also discuss the use of Norman Regional’s state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy for stubborn wounds.

“Hyperbaric oxygen treatments significantly improve healing for certain wounds, and certainly can help to save patients from amputation,” said Howell. “Usually more than one thing keeps a wound from healing. Our job is to discover all the problems up front to improve the healing.”

The skin is a complex organ and the first barrier to the harshness of the outside world. Wounds that aren’t treated can have deadly consequences. Learn how to heal your hurt at Norman Regional Hospital’s Education Center on April 2nd. Seating for the 9 a.m. seminar is limited so please register soon by calling (405) 440-8802.

The Wound Care Center at Norman Regional is staffed with a medical director and a team of experienced physicians and nurses. Patients may be referred by a physician or they may call and make an appointment themselves by calling 405-307-6955.

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