The management of wounds can pose major challenges for both patients and their caregivers. Benefiting from state-of-the-art technologies and specialized teams of wound care experts, patients at Memorial Health System not only receive superior treatment of their wounds, but also the underlying issues causing them.
Our team of experts, include wound care nurses and physicians, who specialize in diabetic or neuropathic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), venous stasis ulcers and vascular ulcers. Treatment will focus on the cause of the wound, co-existing conditions that impact wound healing and topical wound management.
If you have wound that isn't healing, we’re here to help. We offer a comprehensive, specialized program to help patients who suffer with non-healing wounds.
To facilitate the healing of wounds, Memorial Health System’s Wound Care Center operates hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) services in Marietta and Belpre. Here, wounds can be treated in an ideal 100 percent oxygen environment that sends healing oxygen circulating through your body’s tissues and bloodstream.
Memorial Health System’s Wound Care Center is located in Marietta and Belpre:
Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew Street, first floor; phone: (740) 374-1623, fax (740) 568-5355
Belpre Medical Campus, 805 Farson Street, Suite 110; phone (740) 423-3208, fax (740) 423-3216
How HBOT Works
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is done in a pressurized chamber filled with one hundred percent oxygen. As a patient breathes this oxygen, their blood carries the extra oxygen to their wounded area, prompting rapid healing.
A patient having HBOT has one treatment a day Monday – Friday. Each treatment last approximately two hours. During this time, the chamber uses 10 – 15 minutes to pressurize and the same amount of time to depressurize. Treatment pressure is prescribed at 2.0-2.5 ATA, which is the comparable to the pressure felt at 33-40 feet under water.
While in the chamber, patients can view their surroundings by looking through the chamber’s clear walls and watching television, a movie or listening to music. A communication line is also available so a patient can talk to hyperbaric staff at any time.