Healogics Blog

AAWC HBO COVID Webinar Recap: The Effects of HBO Therapy on COVID Patients

 

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the AAWC sponsored a webinar. The webinar was on the use of HBO therapy for COVID patients. It was hosted by Dr. Tom Serena, past president of AAWC and Dr. Kerry Thibodeaux from Opelousas Medical Center in Louisiana.

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Topics: News, Wound Treatments & HBOT, COVID-19

Telehealth for Wound Care Patients During COVID-19 Crisis

 

Healogics is proud to announce the launch of the Healogics Telehealth Program. The program is available immediately, providing patients access to continued wound care during Center disruptions related to COVID-19.

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Topics: News, COVID-19

Assessing the Impact of Coronavirus on Wound Care Patients and Practice

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Published on iwoundsnews.com on March 23, 2020.

I was initially slated to discuss the outlook for wound care in 2020, but the emergence of a new threat known as coronavirus has caused me to rethink my topic. This past December, in Wuhan, China, an outbreak was initially reported: now, cases have been confirmed on six continents and in more than 100 countries.

Although the disease, known as COVID-19, is mild in most cases, the elderly and those with underlying comorbid conditions can have severe complications. The death rate is about 1.4% overall, however higher rates are noted in the elderly. In many cases, those are our wound care patients! Having officially graduated from epidemic status to a pandemic, it is of the utmost urgency that we begin to organise and prepare as our wound care patients become exposed.

In the USA, the majority of wound care clinics are located within hospital campus grounds. The government and local public health departments have begun to urge, and at times regulate, that all “non-essential” care be treated remotely or in offices away from the hospital. These are the times when the absence of a formal specialty status truly hurts our patients and the field of wound care.
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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19

Why Wound Care is Essential During the COVID-19 Crisis

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an influx of patients in hospitals and acute care facilities and it’s only expected to get worse. As a result, any procedure or service that is deemed “non-essential” is being shut down immediately. Many hospitals have already categorized wound care as “non-essential.”

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Topics: News, About the Industry, COVID-19