Implanted Neurostimulator & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

I am just full of information today.  An orthopedic surgeon asked me regarding HBO and implanted neurostimulators and thanks to Google search I found the answer in seconds. 

FROM THE MEDTRONIC MANUAL (pg13):  Patients should not dive below 10 meters (33 feet) of water or enter hyperbaric chambers above 2.0 atmospheres absolute (ATA).  Pressures below 10 meters (33 feet) of water (or above 2.0 ATA) could damage the neurostimulation system.  Before diving or using a hyperbaric chamber, patients should discuss the effects of high pressure with their physician.



UPDATED MSDS For TCPO2 Solution & Electrolyte

Many thanks to Dennis Hughes (Hyperbaric Tech-Safety Coordinator at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, AZ) for providing these updated 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 for Electrolyte Solution.pdf

MSDS for Contact Solution.pdf