Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
WHAT IS HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as hyperbaric oxygen treatment, HBO therapy or HBOT, is a specialized therapy that uses medical grade oxygen and an increase in atmospheric pressure. Treatments are also known as dives or “dry dives”. According to the UHMS it is, “an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure (1 atmosphere absolute, or ATA). For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA while breathing near 100% oxygen. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Grade A specify medical grade oxygen to be not less than 99.0% by volume, and the National Fire Protection Association specifies USP medical grade oxygen.”
DO I NEED MEDICAL CLEARANCE PRIOR TO STARTING?
Before you begin hyperbaric oxygen therapy you are required to obtain medical clearance from our Medical Director, Dr. Leo Germin. HBO Evaluations are available by appointment only. Please fill out our Contact form if you are interested in scheduling an appointment. Please provide a working call back phone number where you can be reached.
WHAT TYPE OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS DOES HIN UTILIZE?
HIN utilizes Perry Baromedical Sigma 40 Hyperbaric Chambers. With 40.5 inches of internal diameter and length over 8 feet, these hyperbaric chambers provide maximum patient comfort. HIN offers flat screen TVs with online video content for viewing while undergoing HBOT for patient entertainment. HIN utilizes medical-grade oxygen and 100% cotton hyperbaric linen and clothing for patient safety.
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