Continuing Education Activity
The international body that sets the standards for hyperbaric medicine is The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. There are currently 14 approved indications for hyperbaric medicine and many more unapproved conditions for which hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be useful. This activity describes the indications, contraindications and complications associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound healing and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of patients undergoing this therapy.
- Describe the approved indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Review the contraindications to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Outline the complications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Explain interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the appropriate utilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for wound healing.