The Healing Power of Oxygen
Kent Hospital offers Rhode Island's largest and newest hyperbaric medicine program. Now in use each day at the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, these state-of-the-art HBO chambers use oxygen under pressure to treat hard-to-heal wounds and other chronic conditions such as:
- Diabetic foot ulcers.
- Radiation tissue/bone damage.
- Radiation cystitis/proctitis.
- Prophylactic treatment of irradiated tissue prior to surgery.
- Compromised grafts and flaps.
- Chronic osteomyelitis.
- Traumatic ischemia, crush injury.
The hyperbaric oxygen units, sometimes called "dive chambers", at Kent Hospital utilize a special, strong plastic shell that allows a patient to comfortably recline during treatment. Patients listen to music, watch television or movies. Hyperbaric clinicians maintain constant visual and audio contact to enhance comfort during treatment.
Read our hyperbaric oxygen therapy fact sheet for answers to these questions and many more.
To learn more about the Wound Recovery and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, at Kent Hospital or to schedule a consultative appointment, call (401) 736-4646.