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Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

This is the list of indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as accepted by the Special Interest Group in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Australian and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group (ANZHMG) of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS).

Dysbaric (Bubble) Injury

  • Decompression Illness
  • Arterial Gas Embolism (diving / iatrogenic / misadventure)

Acute Ischaemic Conditions

  • Compromised Flaps and Grafts
  • Crush Injury
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Reperfusion Injury
  • Post-operative

Infective Conditions

  • Myonecrosis
    -Clostridial (Gas Gangrene)
  • Necrotising Fasciitis
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Refractory Mycoses

Delayed Radiation Injury

  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Soft Tissue Radionecrosis

Problem Wounds

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Spider Bite
  • Frostbite

Toxic Gas Poisoning

  • Carbon Monoxide

Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss