Wound Care and Hyperbarics

2419.5 miles away
Fax: 707-473-4405
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wound Care and Hyperbarics

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Since opening in June 2010, Northern California Wound Care and Hyperbarics has proven to be an indispensable service for patients in northern Sonoma County and beyond. We have exceeded the national healing rate for wound care treatments and consistently heal 95-97% of wound cases seen.

The multi-disciplinary team at Northern California Wound Care and Hyperbarics uses evidenced-based treatments and looks at every patient individually to create a unique care plan for each wound.

When patients come to Northern California Wound Care and Hyperbarics, they can expect to receive the most advanced treatment options with individualized care plans to ensure a complete and safe recovery. We provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation for circulation, innervation, infection, inflammation, moisture, pressure, nutrition, necrosis, and malignancy. Evidence-based treatments are then implemented, and patients receive ongoing support and specialized treatment until their wound is completely healed.

Referrals to Northern California Wound Care and Hyperbarics may be placed by physicians, patients, family members, or any member of the team. Our services include consultation, comprehensive medical assessment, development of a treatment plan, advanced wound care treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy as indicated, and patient education. This approach has resulted in an average of 31 days for wound closure compared to the national average of 65 days.

  • Mechanical, chemical and surgical debridement
  • Complex dressings and wraps
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • PVD evaluation and management
  • Skin biopsies
  • Radiation therapy complications
  • Ostomy care
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric medicine brings new depths of care and wound management to Healdsburg Hospital. The introduction of hyperbaric oxygen therapy reflects our major commitment to this specialized area of medical care. Our clinical approach includes advanced therapeutic procedures, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, along with specialized products, services and technologies.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. It quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen into the blood stream and to the tissues, allowing the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms to function more efficiently. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infection as well as stimulating new circulation.

California Wound Care and Hyperbarics at Healdsburg Hospital is designed to promote healing of difficult-to-heal and long-term skin integrity conditions through the intervention of advanced wound care. We provide diagnosis and treatment to patients in need of specialized wound care by providing best practice, nationally benchmarked care.

Types of wounds treated
  • Arterial and Venous Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Post-Operative Wounds
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Delayed Radiation Injury
  • Failing Skin Flaps and Grafts
Accepted hyperbaric indications
  • Diabetic Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Delayed Radiation Injury
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Failing Skin Flaps and Grafts
  • Acute Traumatic Ischemia
  • Thermal Burns
Tips to help you avoid the need for advanced wound care services:
  • Don’t leave a wound open to the air. A scab is a roadblock to healing skin cells. Proper moisture content is essential to healing. Keep it covered.
  • Washing a cut with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol is the surest way to kill delicate skin cells. Add a teaspoon of salt to a quart of warm water and irrigate gently every day.
  • If you see redness, warmth, and tenderness extending more than an inch from a wound, see your doctor.
  • Getting a sun tan means getting skin cancer. Wear a sunscreen, any sunscreen. SPF 15 is better than SPF zero. A cotton shirt is SPF 5.
  • Poor circulation can keep a wound from healing for years. If your leg muscles cramp when you walk and feel fine when you rest, there may be blockages in your arteries. If you smoke, STOP SMOKING.
  • Varicose veins and leg swelling can keep a leg ulceration growing for years. If you don’t have arterial vascular disease, support hose are a must.
  • If you are diabetic or have numb feet, don’t wear new shoes all day the first day. Break them in an hour or two a day.
  • If you have a sore that stays for six months, see your doctor. Skin cancer is the most common cancer and the easiest one to cure, except for melanoma.
  • Walking on a corn is like walking on a pebble. Trim and pad thick, hard calluses.