Articles Wanted: For The Sake of Safety

If there is anyone out there that is willing to share their hyperbaric related safety articles please email them to me so that we can share the articles with the rest of the hyperbaric community. My email is:

Thank you for your support and keeping hyperbaric medicine safe.



MSDS For TCPO2 Solution & Electrolyte

Many thanks to Bob Lambertsen for sharing these MSDS’s.

These MSDS’s are for the TCPO2 electrolyte solution and contact solution supplied by Radiometer America.  These would normally need to be filed away in the safety directors binder and the departmental MSDS book.  If your MSDS’s are online (most hospitals are now going this route), you can email the administrator these MSDS’s and they may be added to the online MSDS database.

MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet.

MSDS for Electrolyte Solution.pdf

MSDS for Contact Solution.pdf

KCI Wound V.A.C.® and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – A Clinical Practice Guideline 2

This essentially is a re-post of the KCI Wound V.A.C. Clinical guidelines.  The KCI Clinical guidelines are 116 pages (Sorry for the long download).  You find the Hyperbaric specific guidelines on pages 15 & 102 of the document.  There are some NEW changes from the old clinical guidelines; One change in particular calls for the VAC tubing to be wrapped in a moist towel throughout the entire HBO treatment (page 15), there is additional information on page 102 regarding HBOT and Wound VAC as well. 

I have also linked a 4 page “VAC Therapy Safety Information” sheet with the same information on HBOT and VAC (page3).  Hope this is helpful to all of you.

KCI Clinical Guidelines (116 pages)

V.A.C. Therapy Information Sheet (4 pages)

Hyperbaric Course to Be Held In Redondo Beach California in July

There will be an “Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care” course held in Redondo Beach California on July 21 to July 25, 2011.  This course is open to all M.D’s., DMT’s, EMT’s, RT’s, RN’s, or any allied healthcare professionals who have not yet attended an “Approved” UHMS hyperbaric course.  Space is limited so please register by emailing:

Click here for the application form:

Click here for course brochure:

About the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redondo Beach, CA

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Special Rates for course attendees are available!

HBOTECHBLOG.COM Will Go Subcription Only Soon!

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HBOTECHBLOG.COM will be going to subcription only very soon.  If you are currently subscribed to this blog please inform all your hyperbaric colleagues that they have to subscribe to the blog in order to access the information.  It is all FREE and there is nothing to pay. 

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Wound Expert: 1st In Wound Care to Acheive EHR Distinction!



We are pleased to announce that WoundExpert is the first wound care-focused software to receive Meaningful Use certification! We are committed to helping eligible providers demonstrate Meaningful Use to earn stimulus funding. Look for information in the coming weeks about webinars on how WoundExpert supports Meaningful Use. For more information visit

Our big Congratulations to Wound Expert!!!