I want to welcome those that have visited this site, if this is your first time on HBO tech blog I would like to personally welcome you and introduce you to a couple of things this site is meant to accomplish:
1. An open and honest forum focusing on HBO safety and operational issues HBO techs run into on a daily basis.
2. Discussions on current HBO events, news, tips and tricks, and shared experiences in the field of Hyperbaric Medicine.
3. Learn about reimbursement and the latest news regarding HBO reimbursement.
On this blog, your past and current experiences discussed can help current and future HBO techs in their own professional growth. Again, welcome and thank you for keeping an open mind for the betterment of your fellow HBO techs.
HBO techs are the lifeblood of the hyperbaric industry and without them the wheels just fall off the cart and everything comes to a grinding halt – ok that’s a bit over the top – but really think about it, we do a lot in our jobs, we look out for our fellow staff members and patients on a daily basis, the higher-ups and physicians are reliant on us to keep the department and the chambers in good working order as well as to run all HBO operations safely, provide excellent charting, assist in the process to qualify Hyperbaric patients, prevent patients from taking prohibited items into the chamber, keep up with our clinical knowledge and education and at times deal with insurance and payor denials.
In the 15 years I have been in the hyperbaric industry, from free-standing (non-hospital facilities), to hospital based clinical hyperbaric centers I have not seen a single 1 source of information sharing website or publication for HBO technicians where everyone can share their experiences with safety, operations, equipment as well as the latest news about the hyperbaric field that we chose to be in. In today’s information age, people are hungry for answers in real time.
I decided to create this blog because of my own quest for information. You either had to know someone or pay a yearly fee as a member of some association/s who I would honestly have to say have not done enough for the Hyperbaric Technicians in the community. After learning about hyperbarics, interning for 480 hours and alas getting certified as a CHT as well as attending a safety directors course there really is not anything else out there for the technicians to learn from or act as a resource for information. Some would argue that you have learned all you can by attending all the hyperbaric training and going thru the process of Certification – but that is not a true statement, in fact the reverse is true. You learn something new everyday. This is the way I think on a daily basis and so should you, this is part of your professional growth.
I hope you find this site is helpful and thank you to those that have opened their minds and taken the time out to visit us and experience a new way of information sharing, and of course your valuable comments are always welcome.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This site is a non-profit educational and friendly information sharing site for all hyperbaric techs, nurses, physicians, supervisors, safety directors, and administrators. Pushing agendas for any companies or manufacturers whether large or small in the hyperbaric industry or wound care industry are not going to be tolerated on this site. This site is for ALL of us in the industry. I put this site together to help our fellow techs in the trenches no matter who they work for or where they work. Please do not be afraid to participate in the discussions, your identity can and will remain anonymous.