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.”
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Before you begin hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) you are required to obtain medical clearance.
HIN utilizes Perry SIGMA 40 monoplace hyperbaric chambers, medical-grade oxygen, and 100% cotton hyperbaric linens for patient safety.