Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Frequently asked questions
How does this therapy work?
During this painless treatment, you will rest on a comfortable bed in one of our roomy pressurized chambers while breathing pure oxygen. You can relax, sleep, watch television, or listen to music during the sessions, which generally last two hours. Patients of all ages can benefit from these treatments.
Am I a candidate for HBOT?
After your physician refers you to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center, our specialist will conduct a thorough examination and confirm whether treatment is appropriate. If you are a candidate, a plan of care will be designed just for you.
How often will I come for therapy?
Depending on your condition, the frequency and number of visits will vary. Patients with wound-healing problems usually require about 30-40 treatments, and most are scheduled once daily.
If you have an acute condition such as decompression illness or carbon monoxide poisoning, only one or two treatments may be required.
How will it feel?
During the first few minutes you will feel very warm. Then the temperature will adjust to a comfortable setting. You might notice a change in pressure in your ears (similar to when an airplane changes altitude). To protect your ears from pressure changes, you will be taught techniques to clear them, thus avoiding the feeling of fullness in your ears.
When we schedule your treatment, we will provide detailed instructions, but don't hesitate to ask our staff if you have any questions during your stay with us.
Our HBOT-trained physician and certified technicians are there at all times to monitor each treatment session.