Trinity Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Receives Accreditation
Trinity Regional Health System’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine received final notification that it is now an Accredited Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine Facility. The center was the 17th center in the country to go through this accreditation. Once 100 centers receive this accreditation, formal application will be made to the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) for official recognition of the program.
In order to obtain this accreditation, an application must be completed and the center must go through surveys similar to JCAHO surveys. Some of the areas surveyed include: governance, administration, operations, maintenance, facility construction, safety, patient rights, patient assessment, patient care, environment of care, patient education, quality improvement, professional improvement, leadership, human resources, information management, infection control, credentialing of all medical staff and teaching.
In addition to adding credibility to the program, the accreditation brings medicine in line with other specialties that sponsor specialty-specific accreditation programs. It also establishes nationally recognized standards of practice for clinical medicine and improves the quality of patient care.
Located at Trinity’s Bettendorf and Moline campuses, the center provides outpatient services in both clinical wound management and medicine, specializing in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Trinity’s center features the only accredited oxygen chamber available in the Quad Cities. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber for short periods of time. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds, and is highly effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, improving circulation and helping to prevent future problems.
Treatment at the center is by physician referral or self-referral. Contact the Wound Clinic for an appointment or more information at (563) 742-5100. Self referrals are welcome.