Self-Study | Successful Wound Care - Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: When to Refer?

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Indications for
Oxygen Therapy

In this course, you will discuss mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Described will be approved indications, contraindications, and complications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The course was recorded in November 2011 at a conference provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include a video presentation and handouts.

Publish Date: August 1, 2012. This course will be available for three years from this date.

Target Audience

Nurse, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Describe the approved indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Describe the contraindications and complications of hyperbaric oxgen therapy.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.40 Contact hours

James R. Holm, MD, FACEP
Section Head of Hyperbaric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Available Credit

  • 1.40 Contact hours


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