What Happens During Treatment?
Hyperbaric Medicine Pre-Treatment
What is my commitment?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) should be given daily, Monday through Friday, in order to be effective. Depending on your condition, you may require 20 to 40 treatments. This will vary per individual patient's care plan.
What should I expect when receiving daily treatments?
We will always ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
A team member will take your vitals before and after treatment. If there are any concerns, we will make you aware at the time. If you are diabetic, we will monitor your blood sugar before and after your hyperbaric treatment.Your blood sugar must read above 120 to receive your treatment.
The hyperbaric chamber is a secure area and each patient is given a separate locker to keep items in; however, we recommend that you leave valuables at home, as we do not allow anything in the chamber with you.
You may feel pressure in your ears and hear a slight hissing noise once treatment begins. This should stop after a few minutes. The temperature will increase at the beginning of the treatment and decrease at the end. Please inform a hyperbaric technician if you are feeling any discomfort.
- I am not wearing hair gel or hair spray
- I am not wearing contacts
- I am not wearing dentures
- I am not wearing lotion or oil on my skin
- I have removed my hearing aids
- I am not wearing nail polish
- I am not wearing makeup
- I have removed all jewelry or metal objects
- I am not wearing perfume
- I have made the team aware of implants or dressings
- I am dressed in 100% cotton scrubs or gown
- I do not have any of the following items in my possession: cigarettes, medication, metal objects, money, mobile phone, heat warmers, matches, lighters, pagers or keys
- I have reported a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, generalized body aches, and ear or sinus infections
- I will not use nicotine or caffeine products two hours before or after each treatment