Hyperbaric Chamber at P/SL
The Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, is recognized nationally as a leader in providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment. We have the only multi-place Hyperbaric Chamber in Denver, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West. We also have the only hyperbaric-certified team of physicians, nurses and technologists in the Denver metro area.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Services Provided
- Medical assessment of patients and establishment of care plans
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
- Wound management, in conjunction with hyperbaric treatment
- Patient and family education
- Diving physicals/fitness to dive
- Regional referral center for the Divers Alert Network
These services are often provided at the request of a patient's primary care or emergency physician. The referring physician is an integral part of our multi-disciplinary philosophy.
Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)
The P/SL program received its Accreditation with Distinction from the UHMS for 2012 - 2016. UHMS accreditation is recognized by The Joint Commission.
At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center we are fortunate to offer both inpatients and outpatients hyperbaric medicine. Treating conditions like: chronic wounds/atherosclerotic wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation injuries, necrotizing soft tissue infections, diving accidents, iatrogenic air emboli, and traumatic ischemia injuries, like frostbite.
Among many accolades passed on from the Accreditation, was the sentiment that “our staff puts patient care first"
Since 2001, the UHMS has had a clinical hyperbaric medicine facility accreditation program. Clinical hyperbaric facilities can demonstrate their commitment to patient care and facility safety by voluntarily participating in this program. When invited to perform an accreditation survey, the UHMS will send a team of experts to the facility to examine staffing and training, equipment installation, operation, and maintenance, facility and patient safety, and standards of care.
* From the UHMS website http://membership.uhms.org/