Category Archives: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Pulmonary Gas Exchange / Gaseous Interchange

The lungs, as we know, are organs essentially not unlike large sacks filled with lots of smaller sacks. They facilitate the ingress of life giving oxygen to our biological systems. Each lobe of the lungs contains increasingly smaller chambers and pathways, the smallest being the alveoli. The lungs are central to the respiratory system and facilitate the exchange of outward

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COVID-19 – Safety & General Information Package for Oxygen Handlers

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. I imagine over the coming weeks and month’s oxygen administration may well be handled by many who may never have done so before. This might well be in the home or elsewhere. There is much to consider when handling oxygen and it seems prudent to share what information I can. Unfortunately, we ourselves do

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Oxygen as an Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Viral Agent

Added Comment Since Original Publication 18-03-20 Further to the short overview previously shared on social network platforms from Johns Hopkins Medicine, here follows an excerpt from the overview which is available for download here. Todays topic addresses viral and bacterial infections and explains how HBOT can boost the immune system and immune response to these. [Wound] healing is supported by

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Side Effects and Contraindications

So we’ve been a little quiet lately on the writing front. This is due to an upcoming move. After 10 years in one place, it’s time for a change. Accordingly, rather than writing broken biscuits from a distracted mind, I left it out for a bit. Today however, I found this one I had worked on before. I’ve been asked

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Carbon Dioxide Management in Confined Atmospheres

CO2 Scrubbers Following Last week’s excerpt from the training and ops manual on carbon dioxide, we round that off with an excerpt from the chapter covering support and allied equipment. Specifically, CO2 scrubbers, or sinks as they are also known. Gas management is the name of the game in all things diving and hyperbaric. Operators and supervisors must have a

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Carbon Dioxide and the Hyperbaric Environment

Rather an unusual topic for a blog dealing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but one of fairly significant importance when it comes to diving breathing gas and hyperbaric chamber internal atmospheres. Divers and supervisors work with gas physics daily and of all the gasses, CO2 is among a few of the most important ones to have a solid understanding of. Divers

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