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Evidence- Based Practice Paper on Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy for treatment of non-healing wounds in diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus(DM) is a complex syndrome associated with glucose intolerance and high blood glucose level resulting metabolic disorder and vascular changes. As per the research paper DM type 2 is steadily increasing and diabetic non-healing wounds are very complicated. The treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy (HBOT) shows significant improvement in short term healing and reduction in amputation. Generally when you breath oxygen at normal atmospheric pressure, oxygen is transported on hemoglobin in the red blood cells. In HBOT it works under pressure, however, oxygen dissolves into the blood plasma, cerebrospinal…show more content…
All four studies were conducted with HBOT shows that there is increase in short term healing rate and reduction in amputation rate. This is a non-invasive method for chronic non-healing wound and patients get a better quality of life. Treatment for osteomylitis and amputation needs more hospitalisation and treatment but with HBOT by promoting healing and reducing amputation there is reduction in cost of healthcare taken place. There is some issues with chronic lower extremity wounds. Significance to nursing practice. To day in our society, type 2 diabetes is steadily increasing and lower extremity wounds are difficult to treat. Infections and amputation are very common with this kind of patients. Nurses play an important role in every aspect. Even from the wound cleaning till the HBOT treatment and follow up. Conclusion In HBOT room or chamber oxygen is pressurised three times higher than normal atmospheric pressure. So the oxygen in blood three times more to reach to the non-healing diabetic wounds. Oxygen-rich blood stimulates body to produce substances called growth factors and stem cells and thus the healing takes
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