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- A VACUUM REGULATION SYSTEM FOR CONTINUING VACUUM ASSISTED CLOSURE THERAPY (V.A.C.â) IN MULTIPLACE AND MONOPLACE HYPERBARIC OXYGEN CHAMBERS.
Raleigh GW, Niezgoda JA, Fabus SV
Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53215
- A Functional Suction Apparatus Within the Monoplace Hyperbaric Chapter
UHM: Vol 3, No. 3, 1998 | Author: Lindell Weaver, MD
- Regarding questions surrounding the availability of IV pumps and ventilators used in HBO. (PDF document)
Information supplied by UHMS Safety Committee Chair: Andrew R. Melnyczenko | Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine | Technical and Safety Director | Phone: 507-538-5633 | Mobile: 586-612-3967 | Melnyczenko.Andrew@mayo.edu | Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 |
- CHAMBER OPERATION FOR PATIENT EVACUATION POSTER. "Sechrist 3600H Patient Evacuation sign 8-2019, Anthony Johnston BSN, RN, ACHRN Note: This poster appeared in a January 2020 PRESSRE Safety Article, and is shared under fair use permission by UCHealth. This poster does not represent the views of the UHMS HBO Safety Committee."
- Hyperbaric centers across the country are struggling with how to provide healthcare in the setting of COVID-19. The UHMS has been given permission to publish a recent publication by the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine, which provides thoughtful guidelines. This rapidly evolving pandemic has prompted rapid changes in infection control measures, and alterations in established workflows. ECHM position on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in multiplace hyperbaric chambers during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (3/19/2020)
- Disinfecting hyperbaric chambers concerning COVID-19: The UHMS-SC directs all hyperbaric practices to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) along with guidance from the Hyperbaric Chamber Manufacturer, State and local health agencies, and your hospital infection prevention and control group. All of these sources will impact the decision for your practice. Your choice should be a decision made between the MD & HSD of your program. The UHMS-SC can provide guidance based upon existing literature available to the public, but does not endorse a particular product or procedure. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE (3/18/2020)
- Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, HBO2 Safety Committee: Commentary on the current status of IV pumps for monoplace chambers. 2-17-20152-17-2015 (2/18/2015)
- QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR THE HYPERBARIC TREATMENT CENTRE (2/27/14)
- COMPRESSED GAS SUPPLY SYSTEM (2/27/14)
- Emergency Workflow Building Instructions: Submitted by UHMS Safety Committee (UPDATED:10/21/13)
- CHANGES TO PVHO-2 (2012 vs 2003 Edition)
- VIDEO: Fire Behavior and Extinguishment in Hyperbaric Chambers
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Oxygen Compatibility of Skin and Wound Care Products: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/wound.2017.0742
- The MedtronicLongevity Estimator can be found at: http://www.MedtronicLongevity.com
- MRI information for Pacemakers and Reveal Cardiac Monitors including Technical Manuals and Conditions for use can be found at: http://www.mrisurescan.com
- MyCareLink Remote Monitoring information can be found at: http://www.medtronicheart.com
- CRHF educational source for Health Care Professionals, Pacing/ICD encyclopedia, EMI/EMC, and Pacemaker Longevity Estimates downloads: https://www.medtronicacademy.com
- CRHF Device Features: http://www.medtronicfeatures.com/index.htm
- CRDHF Device/Lead manuals: http://manuals.medtronic.com/manuals/main/region
- CRHF Product Performance eSource: http://wwwp.medtronic.com/productperformance
- Medtronic Corporate Website: http://www.medtronic.com
Appeared in: Undersea Hyper Med 2005; 32(6)
Publisher: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Description: Air-activated chemical warming devices use an exothermic chemical reaction of rapidly oxidizing iron to generate heat for therapeutic purposes. Placing these products in a hyperbaric oxygen environment greatly increases the supply of oxidant and thus increases the rate of reaction and maximum temperature. Testing for auto-ignition and maximum temperatures attained by ThermaCare™ Heat Wraps, Playtex™ Heat Therapy, and Heat Factory® disposable warm packs under ambient conditions and under conditions similar to those encountered during hyperbaric oxygen treatments in monoplace and multiplace hyperbaric chambers (3 atm abs and >95% oxygen) revealed a maximum temperature of 269°F (132°C) with no spontaneous ignition. The risk of thermal burn injury to adjacent skin may be significantly increased if these devices are used under conditions of hyperbaric oxygen.
Appeared in: UHMS Pressure Membership Newsletter
Description: I wrote an article explaining the storage details of small, "E” sized oxygen cylinders in the Health Care Environment. I received one question regarding the article and it asked if there could be more cylinders if the area was larger. The determining factor in this situation is the smoke compartment size requirement in a Health Care Occupancy, which is limited to 22,500 square feet, (2,100 meters square) and the travel distance to an exit can be no longer than 200 linear feet. These requirements are stated in NFPA 101, 18.3.7 & 19.3.7, (Subdivision of Building Spaces), New and Existing Health Care Occupancies, respectively.