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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100 percent oxygen, administered at an increased atmospheric pressure. It increases the amount of oxygen that is carried by the blood, to areas of the body with compromised blood supply. Other effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include growth of new vessels, optimization of white blood cell function, and restoration of tissue metabolic balance.
Using a large, 8-person chamber, as well as three single person chambers, our unit offers:
The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit follows treatment guidelines that have been established by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).
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Under the direction of the medical director, our Certified Hyperbaric Technologist® (CHT®)and Registered Respiratory Therapist will provide your hyperbaric treatment. The medical director and all staff physicians are from the Department of Anesthesia.
Medical Director: Dr. Rita KatznelsonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6273
Administration Office: Sara Cibaj
Staff Physicians or Specialists
Our Staff Respiratory Therapists/Certified Hyperbaric Technologists® (CHT®) include
University Health Network – Toronto General Hospital is pleased to be offering a 40-hour introductory course in Hyperbaric Medicine.
Please note: we will be administering our courses virtually where indicated. We will continue to make necessary adjustments as required.
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Registration deadline: For all courses, please register 1 month prior to the start date.Payment by credit card (Visa, MC, AmEx) accepted.
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UHN employees: $750.00Non-UHN employees and external applicants: $1,250.00
The UHN Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine has been designed and approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology to deliver the required training and competencies necessary to obtain certification as a hyperbaric technologist (CHT®). Our course will also provide physicians who have an interest in Hyperbaric Medicine, entry-level education on the UHMS and Health Canada 14 approved indications for hyperbaric treatments, patient management, guidelines on the usage of appropriate treatment tables and hands-on clinical practice of these skills. Participants will gain knowledge on how to manage clinical chambers, understand technical and patient-related emergencies during hyperbaric treatments, diving anatomy and physiology and the physics related to hyperbaric therapy. The UHN Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine is a comprehensive course for participants interested in entering the practice of hyperbaric medicine.
Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner-relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.
UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed, however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
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You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
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