Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Keywords: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hyperbaric chamber


The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS) defines hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurised to greater than sea level pressure (1 Absolute Atmosphere [1 ATA]). For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA. This must be administered in either a monoplace (one patient) or multiplace (multiple patients) chamber.1

Author Biography

M Botha, Milpark Hyperbaric Medicine Centre

Milpark Hyperbaric Medicine Centre, South Africa

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