This document has been prepared for doctors and other medical professionals who may be new to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, HBO2. It attempts to introduce the field and act as a quick and light reference for many of the questions and issues that may come up in respect to patients under your care, and their suitability as candidates for adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The assumption is that you refer patients to this Hospital as appropriate.
Most patients referred to our program have already been coping with the debilitating affects of chronic wounds for some time without results. Treating them positively with compassion and dignity is an important part of our approach in bringing resolution to their wound-care problem. We will provide you, as their primary-care physician, with regular progress reports.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the simplest and safest forms of treatment routinely delivered in a hospital. The objective of this guide is to provide the type of information you need to develop an informed opinion about whether your patient is a potential candidate for a course of hyperbaric oxygen. In the following pages we think you will find answers to most of your questions and other important information.
Please do not hesitate to call this facility if you have any concerns or further questions. One of our trained staff or the hyperbaric physician in charge will be happy to discuss them with you.
We also invite you to visit our facility at any time to meet our staff, see our equipment and discuss any aspect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
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