Tips for hyperbaric treatment

One of the concerns for patients in undergoing any treatment is safety and with no experience doctors. Some of them with little training and no experience in actual treatment pays off too much side effects. There are few tips for the hyperbaric treatment which includes

• People who work under the facility of hyperbaric oxygen therapy they should know the potential for mishaps and the information used to operate the chamber safely.
• Five basic safety issues which include safe gas handling practices, the integrity of the pressure vessel, fire safety, decompression safety, and training.
• It is important to review the hyperbaric mishaps periodically and learn the lesson from the last mistake or experience to avoid repeating them again.
• In US, Hyperbaric treatment chamber should be constructed with the accordance of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards for pressure vessels which are [Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) and Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO)].
• Hyperbaric therapy chamber which constructed to ASME standards are safe and they provide trained operators.
• An operator should be qualified in accordance with ASME.
• Oxygen percentage should keep at 23.5% in the multi place chamber. The burnable material should be in limit and paper material should keep in the metal shelves if in not any use.
• Brief about the item to be and should be outside of the chamber before the treatment.
• To avoid mishaps staff should be well trained, present, and vigilant. Formal training should be informed by every staff member.
• The gas cylinder can damage if it is dropped, and overheated. Heat can increase the pressure inside the cylinder which can cause the cylinder to explode.
• The fire department should know where oxygen cylinders are in service. The gas cylinder should be inspected periodically by gas delivery service and date stamps of the original hydrostatic test, the stamp will be in the top of the cylinder.