What is hyperbaric awareness
Hyperbaric Awareness

Could one of your patients be a good candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HB0₂)?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves

  • Decompression illness
  • Carbon monoxide intoxication/poisoning
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Gas embolism/air embolism (blockage of blood supply to a vital organ)
  • Gas gangrene/myonecrosis (bacterial infection)
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia (tissue injury to an extremity caused by lack or loss of blood flow)
  • Crush injuries/suturing of severed limbs
  • Progressive necrotizing infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis (death of tissue caused by fast-spreading bacterial infection)
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency (which can lead to ulcers and other non-healing wounds)
  • Compromised skin grafts/skin flaps
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)

  • Osteoradionecrosis (bone injury caused by radiation)
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis (tissue damage caused by radiation)
  • Actinomycosis (rare bacterial infection that causes sores and abscesses)
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities (ex: foot wounds)

Educating your patients and staff about HB0₂

We developed a patient-centered FAQ on

hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

This could serve as a helpful primer on the conditions HB0₂ can treat, how to prepare for a treatment, and what to expect during and after sessions.

Keeping up with hyperbaric oxygen therapy research

During HB0₂ Awareness Month, we’ll share expert insight and best practices from physicians and other healthcare professionals as well as share tips and stories from our partner treatment centers across the country.
We’ll share expert insight and best practices from physicians