3Z04 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy No 1

Tutor/Facilitator Stuart Bain

Date: on/from Wed 15 Feb 2023 to Wed 15 Feb 2023
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 11:45-1:15

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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What is HBOT?
HBOT is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhaling up to 100% oxygen in a Hyperbaric Chamber. The atmospheric pressure inside the HBOT Chamber is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body in the red blood cells carrying the 21% oxygen from the air we breathe. HBOT increases the air pressure inside the chamber and patients breathe 100% oxygen. This saturates the patients plasma with oxygen and forces the increased oxygen from the plasma into the 60 km of circulation we have in our body. In this way the extra oxygen can reach all damaged tissues and organs in the body and supports the healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bad bacteria, reduces swelling and generates new blood vessels to address any hypoxic tissues in any organs. 
It is a simple, noninvasive and painless treatment.

What are the benefits of HBOT?

It has long been known that healing many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in any of the body organs and tissues. In many cases, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged areas and the body’s natural healing ability is unable to function properly. 
HBOT provides this extra oxygen with minimal side effects. HBOT improves the patient’s quality of life in many indications when standard medicine is not effective.

Are there different types of chambers?
There are basically two types of chambers: monoplace and multiplace. Monoplace chambers are designed to treat a single patient. Multiplace chambers are designed to hold several people at one time and oxygen is delivered through a mask or a hood.

How is HBOT administered?
HBOT is administered either in a Monoplace or Multiplace chamber. During treatment patients can watch TV or a movie and are in constant view and communication with the attending technician.

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Stuart Bain
has been a Hyperbaric Technical Specialist since 1993. He is trained by international medical specialists. 
Sharing HBOT is now his passion.

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