OXYCARE LTD offers an Advanced Wound Treatment Centre Providing facilities to patients which can result in significant health and cost benefit – following an Advanced Wound Treatment Pathway – in a modern, medically-run, clinic, run by trained, on-site, medical, nursing, and podiatry staff. Patients are medically screened for suitability for treatment. Preliminary report and progress reports are readily available using dedicated software with advanced wound assessment equipment.
OXYCARE LTD offers a Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment facility, using an EU-approved medical device, (chamber) – conforming to international standards, and providing appropriate, internationally-accepted, treatment for approved medical conditions.
100% Medical Oxygen – is used, since treatments have only been validated using this level of oxygen, and to use less risks reducing the efficiency of treatment. At Oxycare, we use 100% medical-grade Oxygen – certified by BOC gases – as in all the hospitals. It is prescribed and administered to patients according to internationally-accepted Treatment Tables – that are approximately 2 hours long, or more – since sessions of less than this are not true hyperbaric treatment sessions.
OXYCARE LTD has developed relationships and collaboration with international experts in this form of treatment, and is working with the encouragement and support of Irish Consultants and Wound Care Specialists to bring about a significant improvement in care for Irish patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer, ischaemic-limb conditions, and other HBOT-appropriate medical conditions.
Patients are screened for suitability for Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment. This can include chest xray and other medical tests -arranged by our on-site physician when required.
An appropriate Pathway-of-Care is determined for each patient, in conjunction with the individual patient’s treating specialist where required.
Our chamber is an EU-approved Medical Device (EN 14931) – using medical grade oxygen – and is constructed in accordance with European Regulations (97/23/EC), (93/42/EEC), (BS EN ISO 1348:2012), (EN 16081,NFPA-99)
Wound treatment – following the appropriate pathway of care, is carried out by Nurse or Podiatrist – depending on the site of the wound – and the most modern methods are applied to assess and record wound progress, using a Moleculight device for wound imaging.
Pre-treatment assessment – patients are assessed in our centre for suitability for HBOT treatment – including (Perimed) transcutaneous Oxygen (tcpO2) measurement – when required – before and after treatment, and laser doppler assessment of ABI/TBI.
|COMPARISON TABLE OXYCARE vs. LAY PROVIDERS||Oxycare Ltd||Lay practitioner centres|
|On-site appropriately-trained and qualified Medical Staff (Level 2H ECHM qualification) Recognized medical HBOT treatment tables used (2 hour sessions - not 1 hour)||YES||NO|
|Recognized medical HBOT treatment tables used (2 hour sessions - not 1 hour)||YES||NO|
|Inside nurse/attendant during each session||YES||NO|
|100% Medical Oxygen (certified by BOC) - as a prescribable drug - achieving a flow of at least 75L/min (EN 14931:2006) for the compressed gas for breathing apparatus (BS EN 12021:2014)||YES||NO|
|Piping for treatment gas complies with EN ISO 15001 (supplied by BOC): piping in chamber complies with EN13348 (medical grade copper piping)||YES||NO|
Hyperbaric Chamber is an Approved Medical Device
|Fire Suppression System designed according to EN 16081 / NFPA 99||YES||NO|
|Pre-treatment assessment for suitability for HBOT treatment – including transcutaneous Oxygen (tcpO2) measurement, before and after treatment, and laser doppler (Perimed) assessment of ABI/TBI and PORH||YES||NO|
OXYCARE LTD follows Infection Control Procedures advised by main Irish Hospitals and the most advanced Hyperbaric Medicine Treatment Centres.