Back in 2011, our CEO Mike Comer wrote a blog post about whether to rent or buy a hyperbaric chamber for an outpatient wound care program, and that post continues to generate interest to this day. Since that time, our industry has experienced many changes, but the interest and need for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is still very much alive.
Today at WCA programs across the country including Decatur County Memorial Hospital, our team is recognizing National Pressure Injury Prevention Day by increasing awareness about pressure injury prevention. It is estimated that 2.5 million people a year develop a pressure injury, and no other preventable event occurs as frequently. Patients with Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs) have a median excess length of stay of 4.31 days and 60,000 patients die a year as a direct result of Pressure Injuries. Visit www.NPIAP.com for more information.