Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services

1119 Highland Avenue, Suite 7
Clarkston, WA 99403

Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:45am - 12:00pm & 12:45pm - 4:00pm

If a patient has a wound that has not healed 50% in 4 weeks, they may have a “chronic non-healing wound.” Such a wound can result from diabetes or other health problems. A patient may benefit from our comprehensive wound care program.

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services’ friendly professional team includes specially trained Wound Care providers and staff.

Tri-State Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services licensed nurses, and technical staff receives specialized training in advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine. They have many years of experience working with various severe wounds and look forward to helping all patients.

Services Offered

Tri-State Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services uses a variety of medical technologies to diagnose and treat chronic, non-healing wounds. Some of these include:
•  Advanced dressings
•  Cell and tissue based products
•  Chemical and electro cautery
•  Compression
• Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
•  LUNA Florescent Microangiography
•  Negative pressure wound therapy
•  Non-invasive vascular studies (ABI, TBI, Sensilase, TCOM)
•  Surgical debridement, grafting, repair, and reconstruction
•  Total contact casting

Conditions Treated

The following is a list of approved indications for treatment with hyperbaric oxygen.
•  Air or gas embolism
•  Carbon monoxide poisoning
•  Central retinal artery occlusion
•  Chronic infected diabetic foot ulcers
•  Chronic intracranial abscess
•  Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
•  Crush injuries
•  Decompression illness (the “bends”)
•  Delayed radiation injuries of the bone and soft tissues
•  Gas gangrene
•  Idiopathic sudden hearing loss
•  Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts and/or flaps
•  Progressive necrotizing infections
• Severe anemia
•  Severe thermal burns

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is where a patient is placed in a special hyperbaric chamber and exposed to 100% oxygen at 2-3 times the atmospheric pressure. During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, blood carries oxygen throughout the body to saturate tissues and plasma. This delivers about 20-30 times more oxygen than breathing at sea level. Treatments can vary in length depending on the condition being treated but typically are about two hours long, five days a week, for as many as 40 treatments. Some conditions may require being treated twice daily. For after hour emergency indications, please contact the Tri-State Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Tri-State Hyperbaric Services’ trained staff members will be present during treatments and in full communication to address the needs of patients.

Important Information & Forms

Arrival Time

Usually patients are treated once daily, five days a week, for about 2 hours. Please plan to arrive one hour earlier than your treatment time to allow for a general orientation. A new patient packet will be given out during orientation and there will be time for your questions as well. Plan to arrive about 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment for all subsequent treatments. This will allow time to change, use the restroom etc. prior to the treatment.

Food

No food, candy or chewing gum is allowed in the chamber so please plan your meals accordingly. We do allow water or juice inside during treatments. Complimentary bottled water or juice is provided.

Visitors

Patients may bring a spouse, friend, or visitor for orientation if they choose, however no visitors are allowed during treatments due to privacy and safety concerns. Visitors may wait in our lobby and the Hospital cafeteria is available just a short distance away.

What to Bring

Cotton surgical scrubs are provided to change into for treatment. Underwear and socks must be 100% cotton. You may bring a DVD movie to watch and we have a limited selection at The Center. Lockers are available for use during treatment.

What Not to Bring

Due to the pressurized oxygen environment no electronic devices of any kind are permitted in the chamber. There is an entertainment system to help pass the time and patients may watch cable TV, movies or listen to music. Hand warmers including chemical warmers and lighters are also not permitted. Make-up, perfume, cologne, and deodorant should not be worn and must be removed prior to treatment.

Tobacco Use

It is well known that nicotine constricts the blood flow and this has a negative effect with wound healing. Patients are urged to quit and certainly during the weeks of hyperbaric treatment. At minimum patients are asked not to smoke two hours before and two hours after treatment.

Accepted Insurance

We accept most types of insurance at Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus. If you have questions if one of our providers is "in network" for your health insurance plan, please contact your insurance company directly or you may contact one of our Patient Access Representatives at 509.254.2716.

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