Procedures Standardization

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Standardization of operating procedures begins with establishing a baseline measurement of current practice. We observe the daily standard operations and demonstrations of emergency procedures, and then review our observations and the related policies and procedures with the involved personnel. This baseline is used to:

  1. Provide clients with an objective evaluation of their operating procedures.
  2. Formulate policies and procedures that are safe, practical and effective.
  3. Establish safe practices that are recognized within the hyperbaric community.

Emergency Policies and Procedures (Examples)

  • Medical emergencies
    • CPR
    • Seizure
    • AGE
    • Pneumothorax
    • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-medical emergencies such
    • Fire
    • Loss of power
    • Contaminated gas
    • Loss of oxygen

Standard Policies and Procedures (Examples)

  • Treatment profiles
  • Approved items
  • Patient assessments
  • Chamber maintenance
  • Operator’s presence
  • Training and education
  • Chamber and equipment cleaning
  • Oxygen delivery
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Medical implants
  • Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring (TCOM’s)
  • Life support and intensive care patients
  • Patients at risk for barotrauma
  • Inside attendants (for multiplace chambers)
  • Inside equipment (for multiplace chambers)
  • Physician supervision