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Operations Manual

Operations Manual

Operations Manual


The Hyperbaric Operations Manual is a "bedside" resource developed to ensure that all hyperbaric staff perform patient care and hyperbaric chamber operational procedures in a safe, consistent manner.

The operations manual contains the following categ


  • HBO Safety Inspections
  • Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Nursing Interventions 
  • Patient Care 
  • Ancillary Equipment 
  • Wound Care 
  • Termination Of Provider - Patient Relationship And/Or Patient - Wound Care And Hyperbaric Service
  • Transcutaneous Oximetry

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Hyperbaric Oxygen equipment such as air break, ground testing and Transcutaneous Oximetry

When administered in concentrations greater than those found under ambient room air conditions, oxygen can put forth clinical effects having a therapeutic profile not unlike other pharmaceutical agents. As a drug, oxygen is most notable in the setting of hyperbaric oxygen therapy where the partial pressure (dosage) of oxygen prescribed is significantly higher than that which is typically encountered in routine clinical practice.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy nursing interventions, as recommended by the Baromedical Nurses Association

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy patient care procedures

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber Operations

Providers should use caution when terminating a patient-provider relationship and ensure it does not constitute abandonment. Healthcare providers also have the right to terminate relationships with patients for a variety of reasons. This topic lists these reasons, provides legal/ risk management considerations, documentation and operational guidance for a standardized approach. Includes sample patient dismissal letter.

Application of transcutaneous oximetry in hyperbaric medicine with practical algorithm.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and wound care