GRMC’s Wound Care Specialist and Hyperbaric Medicine physician is the first provider on Guam to introduce new wound care technologies including hyperbaric medicine as an adjuvant advanced modality treatment for chronic non-healing wounds.
A key tool in the treatment program is the hyperbaric chamber which helps speed the healing process enabling GRMC to save lives by saving the limbs diabetics and other types of recalcitrant chronic wounds that have failed to heal. GRMC is equipped with 2 hyperbaric chambers.
The treatment involves sealing a patient inside the chamber and pumping in 100% pure oxygen under pressure. Breathing in the pure, pressurized oxygen enriches the patient’s blood, stimulating the growth of the new capillaries that are needed to bring the necessary nutrients to the location of the wound and promote the healing process.