Week 4 | Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (15171-SP)

Photo of a patient in a hyperbaric chamber.

Content Outline

  • History 
  • Indications 
    • Routine 
    • Emergent 
  • Hyperbaric physiology 
  • Determination of patient candidates 
    • Venous stasis 
    • Diabetic wounds 
    • Radiation injury 
    • Compromised flaps and grafts 
    • Acute wounds 
  • Contraindications 
  • Insurance considerations 
  • Case Studies
    • Calciphylaxis
    • Peripheral Vasculitis
    • Diabetic ulcers
    • Radiation injury
    • Necrotizing Fasciitis 


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course work the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the healing mechanisms of hyperbaric medicine. 
  2. Describe indications for hyperbaric treatment. 
  3. Identify when to refer a patient for hyperbaric treatment. 


Additional Information

Course summary

James R. Holm, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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