Our objective is to make each visit to the clinic a pleasant and positive experience, but above all safe. You can help us achieve this objective by encouraging your patient to read and abide by the simple Do's and Don'ts provided in the patient guidance booklet we supply. For your reference these are listed below.
Do provide a complete list of your current medications including non-prescription drugs you take regularly, or are taking when you attend for your clinical evaluation. Hyperbaric oxygen interacts with many medications and we need to review what you are taking with your physician in order to prepare you to start HBO2 treatment. Advise our staff if you start taking any new medications during the course of your treatment program.
Do tell us if you have any implanted devices such as a cardiac pacemaker.
Do advise our staff of any changes in your physical well-being since your last treatment. Particularly, if you are developing the symptoms of a cold or flu, fever, sinusitis, or an ear infection. It is often best to delay treatment until these symptoms subside.
Do remove any and all of the following before entering the chamber:
Dentures or partial plates.
Hearing aids or other personal assisted-living devices.
Jewelry such as rings and other personal items. Rings that cannot be removed may be taped.
All oil or alcohol-based grooming products such as hair sprays and dressings, make-up, perfumes, colognes, and aftershaves. It is best not to use any of these products on the days you attend for treatment.
Over-the-counter thermal heating products used for the temporary relief of joint and back pain such as those sold by ThermaCare. These items come in many forms and from many manufacturers - they are extremely dangerous in an elevated oxygen environment and are absolutely not permitted in the chamber.
Your street clothes - A changing room and locker is provided and special loose-fitting, lightweight garments will be supplied for you to change into before each treatment.
Do feel free to bring music CD's or DVD's, these can be played on the chamber entertainment system at your request.
Do not bring smoking or other flammable materials into the clinic. We operate a strict no smoking policy. Cigarettes, matches, lighters, any type of hand-warmer or other flammable materials are all extremely dangerous in an elevated oxygen environment are not permitted in the hyperbaric chamber.
Do not use any smoking products during the course of your treatment program. The effects of smoking can significantly reduce the benefits you gain from the treatment and could prevent us achieving a positive outcome for you.
Do not bring personal entertainment items such as Walkmans, MP3 players, or IPods to the clinic. They are not permitted in the chamber.
Do not bring valuable items with you. Although lockers are provided for clothing and other items we recommend that you leave any personal valuables at home. We cannot accept responsibility for items lost or misplaced during your visit.
Our staff will check with the patient before each treatment to ensure they have not overlooked any of the prohibited items.
Copyright Life Support Technologies Group Inc, Sept 2012