Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital presents 2nd Health Lecture on Wound Care
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s second Health Lecture presentation covered the topic of Wound Care. Dr. Thomas Jackson, Internal Medicine Physician and Jerry West, Wound Care Program Director were the main presenters at the lunch time seminar.
Jerry West opened the class by explaining the services MBSH’s Wound Care Center provides and the national recognition they have been awarded with in the past few years. He also shared the importance of seeking help with chronic wounds.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Wound Care Center is part of the Healogics Wound Care network. They are the Nation’s largest provider of advanced wound healing. Last year, Healogics saw over 215,000 new patients. There are 122,093 physicians who referred patients to 595 wound care centers in 47 of the 50 US States.
Dr. Jackson explained that if wounds are not healing after a period of 4-6 weeks, they can be considered chronic wounds. He shared that MBSH offers state-of-the-art clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Advanced clinical treatments, therapies and support services are also available. MBSH provides a physician-driven, multi-disciplinary approach yielding in a superior success rate in the healing process. In one visit, the patient has the expertise of over 5 physicians to help them through the healing process. He showed the amazing results in a variety of ulcers, traumatic wounds, abscesses, burns and vasculitis. He even shared that the MBSH Wound Clinic has treated neuropathic ulcers, peristomal skin irritations and even spider bites. He explained the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. It helps the body’s oxygen-dependent wound-healing mechanisms function more efficiently. When in the hyperbaric chamber, the patient’s blood plasma is saturated with oxygen, allowing it to carry 15-20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissues.
For more information about Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine, you are encouraged to call the center at 573-468-1997.
The next scheduled Health Talk is planned for Wednesday, August 13 at 11:15 AM, with a complimentary box lunch. The topic is “Why Does My Doctor Order Routine Screenings?” Thomas Jackson, MD and Jennifer Zimmermann, RN will be presenting at this seminar. Please call 573-468-1999 by July 30 to reserve a seat.
Pictured is Thomas Jackson, MD, Internal Medicine and Jerry West, Wound Care Program Director presenting to the the group on Wound Care.