Healogics researchers partnered with Dr. Alexandra Nowakowski, a leading patient advocate and medical researcher at Florida State University’s College of Medicine, to investigate physician perceptions of wound care. Healogics physicians were recruited to participate in an anonymous nine-question survey focused on their experiences and perceptions of wound care and wounded patients. The questions focused on patient attributes that influence positive or negative wound outcomes, patient impacts on physicians’ care plan and physicians’ perspective of patient-centered wound care.
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"Seeing patients happy because they either didn’t have have a leg or toe cut off that another physician had told them they would have to, or that they were healed from a wound that they have been treated by another physician for months or years without healing."
"The greatest reward is the successes I see in our center in making a difference in the lives of our patients"
Foot ulcerations are one of the most common complications affecting patients with diabetes mellitus. One in four diabetic individuals will develop a lower extremity ulceration, most commonly in the mid to later stages of life. The Wound Care Center® has a thorough approach to evaluating and managing these difficult diabetic foot wounds. Healing is achieved in cooperation with referring physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and patients.
Impact of Hyperbaric Oxygen on More Advanced Wagner Grades 3 and 4 Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Matching Therapy to Specific Wound Conditions
The goal of this research was to identify a population of diabetic foot ulcer patients who demonstrate a significant response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) using a large sample size to provide guidance for clinicians when treating these complicated patients.
Monograph: The Clinical Case for Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Wounds
Although diabetes can ravage the body in many ways, non-healing ulcers on the feet and lower legs are common outward manifestations of the disease. Also, diabetics often suffer from nerve damage in their feet and legs, allowing small wounds or irritations to develop unnoticed. Given the abnormalities of the microvasculature and other side effects of diabetes, these wounds take a long time to heal and require a specialized treatment approach for proper healing.
The purpose of this analysis is to identify trends in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) patient treatment consistency and wound outcomes with a focus on the diabetic wound of the lower extremity (DWLE) patient.
"I enjoy the support Healogics gives to my Wound Care Team and partner hospital to provide the best care for our patients. I appreciate the life-work balance of being a HSP provider."
"I immediately felt the warmth, compassion, and dedication to patient care. I knew I wanted to be a part of an environment where I could feel good about helping others. I can honestly say I go into work every day loving what I do!"