The UI hyperbaric medicine and wound care service provides hyperbaric medicine care to the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois region.
Our team includes specially trained physicians, respiratory therapists, biomedical personnel and other technical support staff. They have additional training in critical care treatment, advanced life support and diving and decompression medicine.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven effective for a number of medical and surgical conditions, either as primary treatment or as a supplement to other forms of treatment such as surgery or antibiotics. The University of Iowa has been using hyperbaric oxygen therapy since 1988 and currently operates the largest hyperbaric chamber in the state.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can help patients with wounds that are difficult to heal because of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or poor circulation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to stimulate small blood vessel growth and promote new skin growth as well as to treat:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Severe infections
- Crush injuries
- Radiation tissue damage
- Smoke inhalation
- Diabetic wounds
- Bone infections