About the Book
The field of hyperbaric medicine, along with hyperbaric centers throughout the United States and abroad, continues to grow. This growth has been exponential, touting an increase from 350 centers in 1993 to well over 2,500 programs today. With this progression exists a need to establish a resource guideline for developing complete and comprehensive policies and procedures for clinical hyperbaric units.
Hyperbaric policy and procedures provide the guiding principles and foundation for safety, quality, transparency, and cost-effective hyperbaric medical and nursing practice. Every hyperbaric facility needs to follow its specific policies and procedures.
Policy and Procedural Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facilities provides needed resource and reference guidelines for new and established hyperbaric facilties. It will serve as a reference for the development of new hyperbaric policies as well as customize and enhance current policies and procedures already in place.
Policy and Procedural Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facilities addresses issues of safety and practice for both the multiplace and monoplace environments. It utilizes regulatory guidelines and standards of practice as its foundation. Topics covered in this work include, but are not limited to, governance, administration, emergency procedures, patient care, hyperbaric chamber maintenance, treatment protocols and quality improvement. The appendices include sample forms for both Class A multiplace and Class B monoplace chambers. They are intended to serve as templates for development of hyperbaric unit-specific forms. Also included are acronyms, references, and an index, all specific to hyperbaric medicine.
The guidelines provided in this document will benefit the diverse group of physicians, nurses, tecnicians, and allied health-care peronnel in the hyperbaric field as they customize their unit-specific policies and procedures. The contributing authors are comprised of established experts in the field of undersea and hyperbaric medicine. They are a diverse group of physicians, nurses, and technologists who devoted an extensive amount of time and energy into producing this resource document of the highest quality. Specific acknowledgements can be found in the List of Contributors section of the book.
Endorsement from Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA)
The Baromedical Nurses Association (established 1985) provides a forum for hyperbaric nursing that encompasses quality, safety, teamwork, mentoring, research, education, and nursing guidelines of standards of care for the patient receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The Baromedical Nurses Association endorses the Policy and Procedural Guidelines for Hyperbaric Facilities as guidelines to enable hyperbaric facilities to develop and/or endorse their unit-specific policies.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
100 Mission, Vision and Goals
101 Clinical Standards
102 Hyperbaric Scope of Practice and Services
103 Regulatory Agencies
104 Staff Training, Education and Competencies
105 Hyperbaric Teaching and Publishing
106 Clinical Research
200 Administration Program
201 Policy and Procedure Guidelines
202 Medical Record Retention
203 Billing Documentation
204 Patient Acceptance for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
205 Missed Appointments
206 Incident Reports
207 Visitors in the Hyperbaric Center
208 Hyperbaric Indications
300 HBO2 Emergency Procedures
301 Prevention and Management of Oxygen Toxicity – CNS and Pulmonary
302 Prevention and Management of Barotrauma
303 Prevention and Management of Confinement Anxiety/Claustrophobia
304 Blood Glucose Parameters
305 Contraindications – Absolute and Relative
306 Bomb Threat
307 Patient Restraints during Hyperbaric Treatments
308 Cell Phone and Other Personal Electronic Devices
400 Patient Admission Screening
401 Patient Informed Consent
402 Patient Orientation and Teaching
403 Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
404 Hyperbaric Treatment Documentation
405 Air Breaks during HBO2 Treatment
406 Patient Assessment
407 Patient Discharge Planning
408 HBO2 Safety Time-Out Stops
500 Hyperbaric Chamber Maintenance
501 Acrylic Window Inspection of Class B Monoplace and Class A Multiplace
502 Cleaning of Hyperbaric Chamber, Related Equipment and Room
503 Compressed Gas Cylinder, Color Codes and Index System
600 Quality Improvement
601 Hyperbaric Monthly Staff Meetings
602 Patient Care Conferences
603 Patient and Staff Satisfaction Surveys
604 Infection Control
Appendix I: Sample Forms for Class A Multiplace and Class B Monoplace Chambers
Chamber Operator Daily Start-Up Checklist
Maintenance Form Samples
U.S. Navy Treatment Table 9
Appendix II: Acronyms