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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

A Case Study in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing

December 19, 2013
By Lydia A Meyers RN, MSN, CWCN Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a type of therapy that is oxygen done under greater than atmospheric pressure. Treatments are done according to approval by Medic...

Becoming Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine

June 27, 2013
By Angela Kujath, Executive Director of the ACHM Most of us can remember a time when we’ve felt extreme anxiety about taking an exam. This anxiety was accentuated if we felt inadequately prepared. ...

Common Complications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

August 28, 2014
By Lindsay D. Andronaco RN, BSN, CWCN, WOC, DAPWCA, FAACWS Many people do not realize that the two most common issues we see in hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy patients are ear/barotraumas and a de...

Comparing Private and Hospital-Based Wound Care Centers

January 21, 2014
By Aletha Tippett MD There has been a very interesting and disheartening development in the past two years. My practice has always had a small private wound care clinic, and we have always been bus...

Consensus Statement on Physician Credential for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

April 29, 2014
By Thomas Serena MD, Helen Gelly MD, Greg Bohn MD, Jeffrey Niezgoda MD Introduction The rise in specialized wound and hyperbaric centers across the United States has resulted in an increased need ...

Continuum of Wound Care: Important Terms to Know

July 31, 2022
Angiogenesis: The process of new blood vessel formation. This process is required for wound healing and allows for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues. Cellular and tissue-b...

Ethics and Wound Care

September 12, 2014
By Bruce E. Ruben MD This particular blog is not necessarily intended to educate, but to be a thinking piece that asks more questions than it answers. ...

Factors Contributing to Complex Wounds

July 17, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors A vast percentage of wounds become chronically stalled because of mixed etiology and other underlying comorbid medical conditions. This means the wound is multifactorial,...

Frequently Asked Questions: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

May 14, 2020
In my recent WoundSource webinar, I discussed the topic of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and using advanced therapies to encourage their healing. The webinar is still available for viewing on WoundSourc...
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