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Treatment for Non-healing Wounds

The Wound Care Center® at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides advanced wound care treatment to treat slow- and non-healing wounds. This includes two hyperbaric chambers for oxygen therapy. The Center can help treat sores or wounds that have not started to heal in a month, or have not healed entirely in two months.

The Wound Care Center is a hospital-based outpatient service. It is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses who focus on treating non-healing wounds.

The types of wounds and typical conditions treated include:

  • Venous ulcers
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Wounds that require incision and drainage
  • Cellulitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Trauma wounds
  • Pressure injuries

The Center offers many treatment options, including:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
  • Infectious disease management
  • Diabetic education

Award Winning Care

The Wound Care Center has been recognized for outstanding patient care and outcomes.

The Wound Care Center has been recognized by Healogics, Inc. with the Center of Distinction Award seven times since opening in 2008. It has also received the Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award five times.

The Center received these honors by exceeding outstanding clinical and operational results:

  • Patient satisfaction rate of at least 92 percent
  • Wound healing rate of at least 91 percent
  • 30 or less median days to heal
Healogics Center of Distinction 2019, Wound Care, Northern Nevada Health System, Sparks, NV.
Healogics Clinical Excellence Award 2020, Wound Care, Northern Nevada Health System, Sparks, NV.

The Wound Care Center was also a 2016 Healogics Inc. President’s Circle honoree for sustained excellence in wound treatment. The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers. We have access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Wound Care Center was one of only 34 centers to receive the President’s Circle recognition.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides high-pressure oxygen in a pressurized cylinder, called a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing 100 percent pure oxygen increases the amount of oxygen in the blood to many times its normal level. Blood vessels deliver this “super” oxygenated blood to tissues throughout the body. This helps in promoting wound healing, fights off infection, decreases swelling, and aids in the growth of new blood vessels. These benefits cannot be achieved by breathing oxygen in a regular room.

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Our Team

Our team of multidisciplinary doctors and nurses is led by Todd Inman, MD. Dr. Inman is the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center. He is board certified in family medicine and wound care. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.

If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Health System, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.