What to Expect
It is our goal at IIAHP to make your visit as comfortable and worry-free as possible. We are pleased to offer you the following information which we think you will find helpful upon your first HBOT Therapy appointment.
For your first treatment we request that you are here approx 30 min prior to your scheduled time so that the technician can go over some rules and practices that need to be done for successful treatment. Also prior to your treatment you could be examined by a physician trained in hyperbarics if you are here for wound healing. Any questions that may arise can be answered for you by our trained and professional staff.
What to Bring and What Should Be Left at Home
You. That is most important item that needs to come for treatment! There are no personal electronic items (cell phones, iPods, or MP3 players) or reading materials allowed inside the chamber. When you are going through your “orientation” for hyperbarics you will be given a list of approved and prohibited items.
No food is allowed in the chambers during treatment. Water is provided and allowed in the chambers during treatment. If you are a diabetic, please continue with your normal diet and medications. Your blood sugar should be monitored before and after each treatment.
Smoking does not aid in your treatment. Smoking constricts blood vessels; we are attempting to increase your blood flow to your wound to aid in its healing. If you can quit this is the ideal time, if you cannot quit reducing the amount you smoke is recommended. You are a vital part of this care plan so every decision you make aids in your recovery.
If You Become Ill
If you are ill, let our staff know before treatments. Such conditions as cough or cold, flu, sore throat, chills, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea maybe cause your treatment to be cut short.