Wound Care Center
If you have a sore or wound that hasn't started to heal in a month, or healed entirely in two months, the Wound Care Center® at Northern Nevada Medical Center can help. The Wound Care Center provides advanced treatment, including two hyperbaric chambers for oxygen therapy, to treat slow- and non-healing wounds.
The Wound Care Center is a hospital-based outpatient service staffed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses who focus on treating non-healing wounds.
Learn More About the Wound Care Center
Ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center, or call 775-352-5353 for more information.
Award Winning Care
The Wound Care Center is recognized for outstanding patient care and outcomes.
Since opening in 2008, The Wound Care Center has been recognized by Healogics, Inc. with the Center of Distinction Award seven times and the Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award five times.
The Center received these honors by exceeding outstanding clinical and operational results set forth by:
- Patient satisfaction rate of at least 92 percent
- Wound healing rate of at least 91 percent
- 30 or less median days to heal
In addition, The Wound Care Center was a 2016 Healogics Inc. President’s Circle honoree for sustained excellence. The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Care Center was one of only 34 centers to receive the President’s Circle recognition.
When to Get Help for a Chronic Wound
If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month or healed entirely in two months, ask your doctor about the Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center. We'll work with your doctor to create a treatment plan designed for you.
If you or your physician has any questions, please call us at 775-352-5353 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Typical conditions treated include:
- Venous ulcers
- Arterial insufficiency
- Diabetic ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Wounds that require incision and drainage
- Trauma wounds
How Non-healing Wounds Are Treated
Northern Nevada Medical Center offers a variety of treatment options, depending on the type and severity of non-healing wounds. Your treatment may include the following:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides high-pressure oxygen in a pressurized cylinder, called a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing 100 percent pure oxygen increases the amount of oxygen in the blood to many times its normal level. Blood vessels deliver this "super" oxygenated blood to tissues throughout the body to help heal, fight off infection, decrease swelling, and aid in the growth of new blood vessels.
How Heart Health Affects Wound Healing
Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Issues with your heart and vessels can cause obstructions that reduce the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrition to the wound. Cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke can also impact your heart. Here are some tips to help you live a heart healthy life.
- Live an active lifestyle
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco of any kind
- Eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight
- Make sleep a priority
- Manage your stress in a healthy way
- See your healthcare provider for regular screenings
Meet the Medical Director of The Wound Care Center
Todd Inman, MD, is board certified in family medicine and wound care. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.
Below he discusses non-healing wounds, including the causes and treatments.