WOODBURY NJ, June 16, 2016 – Inspira Medical Center Woodbury celebrated the opening of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Suite in its Wound Care Center on June 15. This advanced therapy is used to manage and heal chronic wounds and other conditions.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients relax in a comfortable, spacious chamber that is pressurized with 100 percent pure oxygen. This oxygen-rich environment promotes the body’s natural ability to heal and dramatically speeds up the healing process of chronic wounds. By increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood that is circulated to body tissues, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote wound healing, preserve damaged tissues, help to control infection and increase the formation of blood vessels. Hyperbaric therapy can also be used to treat radiation injury, carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness (the “bends").
Hyperbaric therapy treatments generally last from 90 to 120 minutes and are safe and pain-free. It allows most patients to simply relax while listening to music, watching TV or even napping during the treatment. Most wound patients receive a series of treatments ranging from 20 to up to 40 visits. Patients with chronic wounds tend to require a longer series of treatments.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 100 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.