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Oklahoma Wound Center

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For those who suffer with chronic or non-healing wounds, help is as close as the Norman Regional Oklahoma Wound Center. We are the largest wound care program in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our team includes board-certified physicians, experienced wound care nurses, and certified hyperbaric specialists. Our comprehensive treatment helps heal wounds that range from simple to complex.

The Oklahoma Wound Center is dedicated to the support and treatment of patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive care
  • Patient and family education about their wound treatments
  • Circulation screening tests
  • Specialized dressings including negative pressure therapy, total contact castings, biologic alternative tissue applications, and compression wraps
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

The doctors and staff at the Oklahoma Wound Center will provide you with special treatment plans. The plans will help heal your wound as quickly as possible. You may need tests that will tell us more about your wound. You will also be taught how you can prevent new wounds.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

This treatment involves the patient breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The increased oxygen in the blood leads to more oxygen in the wound, which leads to increased healing.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy like?

It is not painful. Patients lie in the chamber and may watch television or movies, communicate with staff, drink water or even nap during the treatment. With four individualized Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chambers, the Oklahoma Wound Center is able to provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for up to four patients at one time.

Certified Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy technicians

Norman Regional's Oklahoma Wound Center has certified Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy technicians.

Our technicians administer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to patients as prescribed by a hyperbaric physician. In addition to passing a strenuous exam, our certified technicians have completed a 40-hour introductory hyperbaric medicine course, a minimum of 500 hours of clinical hyperbaric training, as well as verified and endorsed core competencies in Hyperbaric Therapy.

People who may benefit from the specialized care at the Oklahoma Wound Center include those with:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Neuropathic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Burns
  • Surgical wounds
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Post-radiation wounds

Diabetic Limb Salvage

Norman Regional Health System is dedicated to decreasing amputations and improving healing for diabetic ulcers. We are waging a war on these wounds with our comprehensive Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS) Program. It is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. This premier program and multispecialty team was developed to address the needs of this special patient group in a timely manner and coordinate care for the best outcomes. This team is our patient's biggest ally in the battle for recovery.

Norman Regional has processes in place to look for patients with diabetic ulcers that could benefit from the DLS Program. If you or a family member has a diabetic foot ulcer, please speak with your family or general physician about a referral to the Oklahoma Wound Center or DLS program.

What does it mean to have a Diabetic Foot Ulcer?

Diabetic wounds have the potential to get worse quickly. A small sore on the foot or leg could easily end in amputation without the proper care. At Norman Regional, we take every diabetic wound seriously.

What is Diabetic Limb Salvage?

Norman Regional's DLS Program is a comprehensive approach to improved healing of diabetic ulcers and decreased amputation rates. This program encompasses inpatient and outpatient services and involves multiple specialists working as a team to address the many needs of the diabetic patient. The specialties who work with our patients include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine/Hospitalists
  • Nephrology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Vascular
  • Wound Care/HBO
  • The Diabetes Education Center
  • Others who will augment a patient's treatment including experts in the fields of nutrition and tobacco cessation

Karen Ritchie, RN, DLS nurse navigator, coordinates the inpatient program to ensure the patient and his or her family understands the treatment plan.

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