Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Life-Saving Medicine

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Life-Saving Medicine

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Life-Saving Medicine

May marks the third anniversary of Hyperbaric Awareness Month, and the movement is gaining traction.

We celebrated some incredible successes in 2022 and 2023 will be even better. This Hyperbaric Awareness Month we invite physicians and patients alike to help spread the word about this life saving and changing medicine. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of HBOT and how our dedicated team, including doctors, allied health, business, and compliance professionals, will continue to support our partners with state-of-the-art solutions, continuing our mission to educate our communities on this life-changing treatment.

So what is Hyperbaric Awareness Month all about?

More than seven million people in the United States are living with chronic wounds. About 34 million people have diabetes, 25% of which will develop foot ulcers. Nearly 17 million people in the nation have been diagnosed with cancers, almost half of them will receive radiation therapy, and 10-15% will experience late effects of radiation. These conditions are two of the most common indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, referred to in the healthcare community as HBO2 (and, sometimes, within the general public, as HBOT). 

Now that more than 8 million people are living with chronic wounds, the need for change intensifies. With HBOT therapy and treatment centers leading the way, hope remains for the thousands of patients’ lives that have been changed for the better - and with your help this number can continue to grow.

The good news in 2023 is that our HBO2 solutions continue to increase in efficacy and affordability as we help practices and hospitals like yours implement and grow their hyperbaric oxygen therapy capabilities. 

Our mission to educate our colleagues and communities on this life-changing, life-saving treatment option continues with renewed energy.

Patient health and quality of life are often dramatically improved in the HBOT treatment process. And that’s a win-win for our team and the awesome physicians and healthcare professionals on the front lines in the battle against chronic wounds. 

Are you a doctor, administrator, executive, or healthcare professional involved in chronic and non-healing wound care treatment? If so, would you like to talk to an expert about building or expanding your existing wound care treatment platform?

These are just some of the CMS-approved indications for HBOT that you will be capable of treating:

  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis, unresponsive to conventional medical and surgical management
  • Osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional therapies (Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury and Breast Care)
  • Actinomycosis, as an adjunct to conventional therapy, when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities with the following conditions:
    • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and a lower extremity wound resulting from diabetes
    • A wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher
    • Patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy

Our partners with advanced HBOT treatment centers are also providing effective, life-changing hope for breast cancer wound care patients who have had skin, tissue, and blood vessel damage as a result of radiotherapy or surgeries, including mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

See what patients are saying about the life-changing value of treatments for the late effects of radiation

In addition, our limb-saving programs are also bringing hope and treatment options to patients potentially facing lower extremity amputations. 

Could your hospital, practice, or clinic benefit from enhanced wound care capabilities?

Our team is laser-focused and passionate about facilitating exceptional patient outcomes through flexible, economical, and innovative HBOT solutions. In a nutshell, we provide hospitals, research facilities, clinics, and private practices nationwide with the solutions and expertise to treat their patients’ chronic wound problems. 

We’ll assist you with everything you need to build or grow your wound care treatment program, including:

  • Physician mentorship
  • Compliance management
  • Patient and physician community outreach
  • Market analytics
  • Training and continuous experiential knowledge transfer
  • Program management and optimization
  • Revenue cycle support
  • Flexible solution models to fit your goals and demographics

Would you like to become the only wound care center of excellence in your community?

Do you have questions?

We’d love to share our 25 years of knowledge and experience with you. Get in touch with one of our HBOT thought leaders today.