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A. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is defined as breathing 100% oxygen while in an enclosed system pressurized to greater than one atmosphere (sea level). More Info
A. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers oxygen quickly and in high concentrations to injured areas systemically. The increased pressure changes the normal cellular respiration process and causes oxygen to dissolve in the plasma. This results in a substantial increase in tissue oxygenation. HBOT is beneficial because it stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and increases oxygenation that can arrest certain types of infections and enhance wound healing. More Info
A. The treatment protocol is established by the medical director of the hyperbaric program in consultation with the patient's referring physician. The patient remains under the care of their primary physician throughout the course of treatment. Acute conditions may require a treatment period of ten days or less, while chronic conditions may require therapy over a few months. Although treatment schedules will vary, most treatments will be administered during two hour sessions, once or twice a day, several times a week. HBOT therapy is generally administered on an outpatient basis. More Info
A. In the United States, almost all health care plans/third party payors reimburse for HBOT treatments listed below. There are numerous conditions reimbursed by commercial payors and workman's compensation. In addition, other areas in the world are using HBOT for numerous other conditions.
A. HBOT is now experiencing widespread use throughout the world for a number of acute and chronic conditions. Aggressive federally and privately supported clinical trials are being conducted in the United States and abroad. Worldwide applications or research has been done on such conditions as: Autism, Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Post Concussion Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Ulcers of the Lower Limb, Acute Thermal Burns, Osteoradionecrosis, Brain Injury, Sequelae, Stroke, Anoxia, Trauma, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Periodontal Disease, Radiation Injuries, Laryngeal Cancer, Glioblastomas, Gliosarcoma, Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain, Radiation-Induced Xerostomia, White Matter Hyperintensities (WMH), Osteoradionecrosis, Osteonecrosis and more. More Info
A. Although treatment schedules will vary, most treatments will be administered during two hour sessions, several times a week. Acute conditions may require a treatment period of ten days or less, while chronic conditions may require therapy over a few weeks. More Info
A. The first stage of treatment is compression, in which the pressure inside the system is gradually increased. The temperature will rise and later be adjusted to a comfortable level. The patient will feel a fullness in the ears. Instruction is provided to help clear the pressure and relieve temporary discomfort. Inside the chamber, the patient can sleep, watch TV, or a video tape, listen to music, read or just relax. More Info
A. Almost all health care plans/third party payors including Medicare reimburse for HBO treatments performed on currently accepted disorders by CMS. More Info
A. Please refer to the chambers Operation and Maintenance manual for recommended daily, weekly, monthly, semiannual and annual servicing requirements. Annual preventative maintenance is the most effective way to guarantee the proper function of your chamber and reduce the possibility of non-scheduled maintenance and down time later on. Perry Baromedical Corporation strongly recommends that all chambers be serviced annually by an approved Perry technician. Annual preventative maintenance is the most effective way to ensure the proper function of your chamber and reduce the possibility of non-scheduled maintenance and down-time later on.
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A. Use the Hyperbaric Facility Design Guidelines, Version 1.0, July 2004, compiled by the UHMS Associates Facility Design Committee as a guide. It can be found by clicking here.
A. Flooring in the chamber area should be tile. Conductive tile is preferred, but not mandated. Carpet is not to be used.
A. Air pressure must be set at a minimum of 70 PSIG with a flow of 160 LPM.
A. Per the manufacturer’s instructions, “cold disinfecting” may be performed on the disassembled outlet adapter and exhalation valve assembly by immersing in a CIDEX solution for a minimum of 10 minutes. Alternately, gas sterilization may be used (e.g. ethylene oxide) provided the temperature of the sterilizer does not exceed 71°C (160°F) and, aeration is performed adequate to remove all traces of the sterilizing agent.
A. No, Perry does not provide finished monitor cable sets, however, when EKG or ECK penetrators are ordered, cable ends, pins, and termination sets are provided. These components are then spliced into the facility monitor cable sets by the biomedical personnel on staff.
A. The standard 19-pin and TCOM penetrators are designed to fit thru a 1-9/32 diameter hole in the rear of the chamber.
A. There have been very few reports of any residual odor present in the chamber, and in all reported cases, testing has shown that the chamber atmosphere to be within specification.
A. Please refer to the chamber technical / building services requirements document provided by your salesperson. This information can also be found by going to the Products Page and clicking on the chamber model in question.
A. The SIGMA 40 chamber’s weight capacity is 700 lbs., the SIGMA 34 is rated for 500 lbs. All other models are rated independently depending on the specific configuration.
A. All fabrics and other materials should be 100% cotton or approved anti-static material as per NFPA-99 recommendations. Never permit, silk, wool, or synthetic textile materials (except those specifically approved for hyperbaric oxygen use) inside the chamber as they are capable of creating static electricity.
A. Electrical appliances, Jewelry, Cosmetics, any alcohol or petroleum based products, pacemaker, implanted pumps, and earplugs should not be used in the chamber. In addition, exclude combustible materials such as paper, magazines, and excess bedding.
A. Yes, please follow the instructions in the Perry Operations Manual.
A. No. It will damage the acrylic.
A. The chamber needs to be covered with a Perry chamber cover or blanket.
A. The cylinder should not be located in direct sunlight or close to a heat source. Indirect lighting of the chamber room is recommended, and , lamps or any other direct light sources should not be placed near the chamber. The acrylic cylinder will be damaged by exposure to UV radiation.