Advanced wound care in Denver
For patients with acute, chronic or non-healing wounds, HealthONE offers high-quality treatments to support healing. Our team works together to create a care plan tailored for each patient's unique needs. We also address any underlying medical condition(s) that may cause delays, so patients can experience healing as quickly as possible.
For more information about HealthONE's wound care services, please call (303) 788-6660.
Comprehensive wound care
Our hospitals provide comprehensive care to patients experiencing chronic wounds using advanced techniques and procedures—all in one convenient location. Our team includes physicians from multiple specialties with advanced training in wound care management, as well as experienced nurses trained in the care of chronic wounds.
We believe the patient's primary care physician is an integral part of the wound management team so we communicate with them regularly during the treatment process as well.
The members of our multispecialty team include:
- Case managers
- Certified hyperbaric technicians
- Diabetic educators
- Hyperbaric medicine physicians
- Wound ostomy and continence nurses
Types of wounds we treat
Our program evaluates and treats both acute and chronic wounds, such as:
- Arterial ulcers
- Collagen vascular disease
- Diabetes wound/diabetic ulcers
- Infectious ulcers
- Non-healing surgical incisions
- Pressure wounds/pressure ulcers
- Radiation therapy burns
- Vasculitis ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
The Burn and Reconstructive Center of Colorado at Swedish Medical Center offers patients access to burn care specialists and advanced technology to treat many types of severe burns.
Advanced wound care treatment
We offer a wide range of treatments to help wounds heal quickly and effectively, including:
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Complete ostomy care
- Compression therapy
- Dressing changes
- Enzymatic debridement agents
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Mist ultrasound healing therapy
- Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac)
- Nutritional counseling
- Patient/family education
- Sharp and mechanical debridement
- Topical medications
Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), involves breathing oxygen inside of a pressurized chamber. In the hyperbaric chamber, the lungs can collect more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. This oxygen is then carried throughout the body to promote faster healing.
Conditions that are treated using HBOT include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Gas gangrene
- Crush injuries/compartment syndrome
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Radiation injuries
- Skin grafts
- Thermal burns
Chronic wounds, often ones that are a symptom of diabetes, can lead to the need for amputation as a result of poor circulation, infection or neuropathy. Our integrated approach to limb preservation helps reduce the number of amputations needed as a result of diabetic complications.
Wound care and diabetes management
Diabetes is a chronic condition that can lead to serious complications if not treated properly. One of these complications is the development of wounds or diabetic foot ulcers, that can sometimes result in the need for intensive treatment, including amputation. When your care is in our hands, we do everything we can to prevent this and provide treatments that preserve as much of the affected limb as possible.
We also provide diabetes education programs which offer exceptional diabetes care to patients throughout Colorado. Using individualized treatment plans tailored to specific needs and lifestyles, we work closely with each patient first to properly diagnose his or her condition and then to carefully manage the disease through nutrition, exercise, support and education.