Wound Care Program
Millions of people suffer needlessly from chronic, non-healing wounds — such as those caused by diabetes, poor circulation, injuries and other conditions.
Most wounds can be treated successfully by a primary care physician. However, when wounds have not healed after several weeks, they may require specialized care. The Inland Valley Wound Care Program offers advanced treatment options for chronic wounds.
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Why Choose the Inland Valley Wound Care Program?
We constantly work to achieve the best possible healing outcomes. Our treatment specialists will work with you as a team to help your wound heal quickly. We can help with education and support, as well as exceptional treatment of your wound.
During your first appointment, we'll conduct an extensive examination and evaluation of your wound. After test results are available and evaluations are complete, we will develop a treatment program tailored to meet your special needs.
You will receive detailed instructions on changing dressings and how to best protect the wound from further injury. Because your success can depend on how you follow home-care instructions, we encourage you to stay in close communication with the Inland Valley Wound Care Program so that you will feel comfortable being a part of the team.
The staff at Inland Valley Medical Center work with your primary care physician. We will keep your doctor informed of your progress unless instructed otherwise.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber.
At our unit, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered by pressurizing the chamber with 100 percent oxygen to an equivalent of 2.4 atmospheres. Patients will then breathe 240 percent more oxygen than they would breathe outside the chamber. This increases the level of oxygen delivered to the tissues and augments wound healing and repair.
The Inland Valley Wound Care Program has two hyperbaric chambers that are equipped with advanced safety and comfort features. These machines have the capability to perform a Transcutaneous Pulse Oximetry vascular assessment while patients are receiving their treatment to help physicians closely monitor the level of benefits received.
Accepted Indications for Treatment
Hyperbaric chambers are used to treat:
- Selected non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Chronic bone infections (refractory osteomyelitis)
- Radiation tissue damage such as Osteo Radiation Necrosis of the Jaw (ORN)
- Crush injury
- Necrotizing soft tissue
Benefits of HBOT
- Increased oxygen to tissues
- Increased healing of wounds
- Increased blood vessel formation
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced Infection
- Preservation of compromised tissue
- Stimulation of new bone formation
- Decreased size of life-threatening air bubbles in the blood
- Reduced effect of specific toxic substances
- Potentiation of antibiotics
The Wound Care Program uses advanced vascular assessment technology, including:
- TCP02 assessment (transcutaneous pulse oximetry)
- Laser Doppler monitoring
- Ankle-Brachial Index assessment
Lower extremity wounds are scheduled for a vascular assessment. If a vascular compromise is found and determined to be the cause of the wound, the patient will be referred to a vascular surgeon for a minimally invasive revascularization procedure.
Types of Wounds Treated
We offer treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds and ulcers due to:
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical incisions
- Venous stasis
- Animal bites
- Arterial disease
- Vascular disease
- Radiation wounds
- Other wounds that resist healing
Treatment plans are designed differently for each patient. Some treatment plans include:
- Hyperbaric services
- Additional medical tests
- Specialized dressings
- Specialized outer wraps
- Removal of unhealthy tissue
- Infection control
- Bio-Synthetic grafts
- Vacuum-assisted wound closure
- Nutritional guidance
- Mist therapy
- Walking casts
Inland Valley Wound Care Program
36243 Inland Valley Drive, Suite 20
Wildomar, CA 92595
Please call to make an appointment:
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays