Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT)
OXYCARE LTD offers a Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment facility, using an EU-approved medical device, (chamber) – conforming to international standards, and providing appropriate, internationally-accepted, treatment for approved medical conditions.
When a patient is referred by the treating consultant, they undergo a pre-assessment with our on-site physician to determine if they are medically capable of undergoing the treatment.
Ireland’s only out-of-hospital medical standard Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment centre
Our chamber is a CE certified medical device with a requisite ante-chamber that allows the doctor to enter the chamber while the chamber is pressurized in the case of a medical emergency.
Nurse/attendant present in chamber with patients during every session
Hyperbaric Physician in attendance at all times
Onsite fully trained medical, nursing and technical staff
Medical indemnity insurance
Conditions Suitable For Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Enhancement of healing in diabetic foot ulcers, and other suitable ischaemic (oxygen-starved) wounds
Intracranial (brain) abscesses.
What Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Do?
The major effects of blood oxygen changes during Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) include:
Higher Oxygen level – the most important effect – providing more oxygen to healing tissues.
Vasoconstriction reduces oedema (swelling) of the tissues.
- Accelerates “oxidative burst”
- Supports phagocytosis (immune cell destruction of bacteria)
- Antibiotic effect on anaerobes (bacteria that do not actually require oxygen and are damaged by it)
- Neutralizing the toxin of Clostridial gas gangrene
- Substitute Carbon Monoxide gas in Carbon Monoxide
How The Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Process Works
Referral from treating consultant
Suitable patients are usually referred to Oxycare from their treating consultant.
An initial assessment is undertaken to determine if you are medically capable of undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and if HBOT is a suitable treatment.
The number of treatment sessions you require is determined and prescribed by the treating physician.
Before you undergo treatment your condition will be assessed. Your condition will also be continuously assessed pre and post each treatment session.