Tuesday, July 19, 2011

UHMS Accredits Wound Center at Knapp Medical Center

The Wound Center at Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco, Texas, has earned accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The outpatient HBOT center is an InterAmerica Wound Center facility. The medical center's website adds that Knapp is

... the only wound care facility in the Rio Grande Valley to receive such a certification and is also the only facility in the Valley to have a complete staff of UHMS certified registered nurses and technicians.

As we emphasized last week, 121 UHMS-accredited facilities is not nearly enough to adequately serve the hundreds of thousands of Americans with chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, delayed radiation injury, and other FDA-approved indications for HBO therapy. We also note the inclusion of brown recluse spider bite on the Knapp list of indications. Please hold that thought.

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent web guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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