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President's Column

Peter Witucki, MD

Pressure 2nd Quarter 2024 – President’s Message

This is my final President’s Message after serving my two-year term. At the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans this June, I will pass the gavel to the very capable Dr. Owen O’Neill. When I assumed the role of UHMS President at the UHMS ASM in Reno, Nevada, in 2022, we were coming out ...

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Executive Director’s Report

John S. Peters, MBA, FACHE


Greetings from all of us here at UHMS! It's game time! As we prepare to release this issue of Pressure, we're filled with anticipation as we pack up and head to the vibrant city of New Orleans for the start of the 56th UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. We can't wait to see you there! We expect it...

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Associates Column

Richard "Gus" Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC, CWCN, CHT, CRT

Communication challenges among healthcare professionals and the patient

As the world gets smaller and moving from country to country becomes more accessible, our challenge as a healthcare professional is to meet the needs of individuals from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds who present with a medical issue or concern. To meet their needs, we have to use our be...

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Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation

Derall W. Garrett, CHT

Navigating the Challenges: Can Your Facility Pass UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation?

As medical institutions strive for excellence in patient care and safety, achieving accreditation from reputable organizations is paramount. For facilities offering hyperbaric medicine, accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) signifies adherence to rigorous standards...

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Last 8 Other Articles

Multicenter Registry Update for Q2 2024

Publications: A study on radiation cystitis using registry results is now in publication in the Journal of Urology - Patient Reported Outcome Measures Following Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Radiation Cystitis: Early Results From the Multicenter Registry for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Moses RA...

BNA Column -2nd quarter 2024

This is an excellent year for the Baromedical Nurses Association!  Hyperbaric Nurses Day – April 6 (our 8th year) was a success with over 70 attendees!  Great interaction with the presenters and attendees provided further insight, critical thinking, and personal experience regarding cli...

Chamber Bulletin: Earthquake Guidelines

 For internal education only.  Posted with permisson by RestorixHealth

Special Article: Sealab III (1969): The Divers' Story

The Journal of Diving History: Second Quarter 2024 | Volume 32 | Number 119 Article Author: Kevin Hardy  


  Theodorus Aloysius Marie "Dick" van der Vaart The passing of colleague and founder of the Recompression Chamber Bonaire  Dr. van der Vaart is remembered dearly by the many people he has touched.  He was one of the busiest GPs on the island, from when there were only ...

Baromedical Nurses Association Update

The Baromedical Nurses Association Board of Directors met to include all BNA members.  The BNA meeting notes as presented by Dana Winn, current BNA President: Hyperbaric Nurses Day April 6, 2024: 11am-3pm EST The BNA invites you to join us for our annual Hyperbaric Nurses Day!  We hav...

In Memoriam Dr. Dirk Jan Bakker, MD, PhD

On 10th December dr Dirk Jan Bakker passed away on the age of 83. Dr. Bakker was a general and transplant surgeon, trained by Professor Boerema and Professor Brum­melkamp and therefore he gained great interest in hyperbaric and diving medicine. His PhD thesis was “The Influence of Hyperbaric Oxy...

Is this medical device safe to be in the chamber?: An introduction to the Medical Device Approval document

Author Bio: Kevin P Gardner serves as the Hyperbaric Safety Director at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, overseeing the maintenance and safety of a large Fink Engineering multiplace hyperbaric chamber. He also serves as a member of the NFPA 53 technical committee, the UHMS Hyper...