Healogics Blog

Leslie's Healing Journey with Healogics

 

The fight to beat cancer can be a long road, and the thought of having other injuries due to radiation treatment can be overwhelming. A side effect of some radiation treatments is the narrowing of the arteries, which may decrease blood flow to the treated area, resulting in healing challenges.

Leslie Maynor received radiation treatment to heal a rare form of cancer in her ear. It effectively killed the cancer cells but also left her with a wound that would not heal.

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Topics: Year of Healing

Cancer Survivors Sometimes Face Late Effects of Radiation Treatment

If you or someone you care for received radiation treatment to help fight cancer, there may be injuries that could occur due to the radiation treatment. Radiation kills cancer cells but also may harm healthy tissue. In some cases, these injuries do not cause symptoms for several months or even years following treatment.

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Topics: Wound Treatments & HBOT, Year of Healing

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves Healing

By Dr. William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE

In our most recent white paper titled, “The Use of Modalities in Wound Care Part 2: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy,” we examine the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as an adjunctive therapy for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with Wagner grades 3 and 4. We found significantly improved healing rates for Wagner grade 3 and 4 DFUs when the patient was able to complete their entire course of treatment. 

The white paper also examined HBOT for radiation cystitis and notes that the studies to date suggest that patients benefit most from HBOT when they receive treatment early in the course of this disease to maximize the clinical effects of HBOT.

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Topics: News, Year of Healing

ANCC Accreditation Confirms Highest Quality Continuing Education for Healogics Nurses

We are proud to announce another achievement that benefits our nurses and the people they care for at our Wound Care Centers: Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The ANCC Accreditation Program identifies organizations that exhibit excellence in Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD). Healogics earned this distinction by promoting excellence in nursing and patient safety, and providing nurses with the knowledge and skills to help improve care and patient outcomes.

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Topics: News, Year of Healing

The Importance of Wound Screening During Telehealth Visits

By Carolyn M. Shinn, RN, BSN, CWS, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reliance on telehealth services increased, moving from a convenient service to one of necessity. The American Medical Association included information from a May 29 report from McKinsey & Company Health Care Systems & Services, that stated before COVID-19 led to the shutdown of non-essential services in the United States, telehealth accounted for an estimated $3 billion, post-COVID this is expected to reach $250 billion.

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Topics: Wound Care Awareness, Year of Healing

Help Prevent Chronic Wounds with Healthy Habits

Chances are, you or someone you love are at risk for developing a non-healing wound. There are many health conditions that can affect your ability to heal, including diabetes, vascular disease and cancer. However, by following these simple steps, everyone can help prevent wounds from occurring.

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Topics: Wound Care Awareness, Year of Healing