LST provides a cost-effective and comprehensive program for physicians and nurses in the advanced management of chronic, non-healing wounds. The program includes written and computer-based reference materials, lectures at your facility, training in digital photography, written documentation, Part A and B billing.
Our cost-effective program offers hands-on clinical experience while rounding with LST physicians and nursing staff.
How your Hospital will Benefit from LST Chronic Wound Management
In this era of rapidly changing medical service reimbursement, most Article-28 medical institutions are seeking to develop new profit centers that are clinically effective, involve minimal risks, and that fit within the overall goals of the hospital and meeting community needs.
The need for a clinically effective chronic wound treatment service is evident in any community, especially in areas of older patient populations. Advancements in chronic wound treatment technology, particularly in the adjunctive use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2) have dramatically improved the resolution rates of even the most refractory chronic wounds.
An aggressive and comprehensive Chronic Wound Management Program, and the timely use of adjunctive HBO2 can often significantly delay or even eliminate the need for limb amputations over a patient lifetime while actually increasing the total numbers of vascular and other surgical interventions needed for wound debridement, vascular by-pass, and reconstructive graft and flap surgeries in the same patient population.
Experience is the key - Life Support Technologies was originally formed in 1986 to provide specialized mixed-gas, oxygen and life safety engineering services needed to take man to depths of more than 1000 ft. and more of sea water in search of oil.
In 1991, LST was sole-sourced by NASA to develop the underwater simulations and equipment used to train astronauts for work in the micro-gravity of space, and facilitate the transfer of critical hyperbaric and oxygen safety technology from the commercial deep diving industry to meet the unique skills and safety requirements of the Hubble Space Telescope repair program. LST also provides support to US Department of Defense Special Operations including high altitude (hypobaric) and hyperbaric technology, equipment and emergency training.
We are proud that NASA and the US military continues to contract LST for assistance in their ongoing development of oxygen safety equipment, hyperbaric emergency medicine procedures, and related hostile-environment training programs.
Today, the Life Support Technologies group senior staff members have a combined 120 man-years experience in the development and operations of hyperbaric medical programs. Facilities in the Northeast currently operated and/or developed by LST include the Westchester Medical Center Burn Unit, the Mount Vernon Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital, North American Hyperbaric Center, Arden Hill Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, and the US Army Soldier Systems Command Center in Natick, Massachusetts.