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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

This program is divided into three major sections: 1) Chamber, 2) Ventilator, and 3) Respiratory Care Practitioner.

  1. Subsections under Chamber include:
  2. Subsections under Ventilator include:
  3. Subsections under Respiratory Care Practitioner include:

HBO Objectives

After completing this program, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the primary and secondary effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  2. Describe the two types of chambers used and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  3. Describe how to check the operation of the Sechrist Model 500A Hyperbaric Ventilator.
  4. Explain how the patient is prepared for HBO.
  5. Describe the complications associated with HBO including long term complications.
  6. State the absolute contraindications for HBO.
  7. List the Emergent, Urgent, and Elective Conditions treatable by HBO as given in class.
  8. State the approximate time, frequency, and pressure generally involved with HBO treatments
  9. List the signs and symptoms of oxygen toxicity.
HBO References
1. Grim PS, Gottlieb L, Boddie A, Batson E. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. JAMA. April 25, 1990, 263 (16); 2216-2221.
2. Kindwall EP, Goldmann R. Hyperbaric medicine procedures. Milwaukee, WI: St. Luke's Hospital. 1988.
3. Jain KK. Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine. Lewiston, NY: Hogrefe and Huber Publishers, 1990.
4. Bennett PB, Elliott DH (eds). The Physiology and Medicine of Diving. 3rd ed. San Pedro, CA. Best Publishing Co. 1982.
5. Bove AA, Davis JC. Diving Medicine. Philadelphia: WB Saunder, 1990.
6. Fischer B, Jain KK, Braun G, et al. Handbook of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988.
7. Operational Instructions: Monoplace Hyperbaric System Model 2500B and 2500BR. Sechrist Industries, Inc. Anaheim, CA.
8. Operational Instructions: Sechrist Model 500A Hyperbaric Ventilator. Sechrist Industries, Inc. Anaheim, CA.

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