How your hospital will benefit from our Hyperbaric Medicine Program
- Most profitable hyperbaric medicine and wound care program available
- 40 hour Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) approved introductory hyperbaric course (for all staff)
- Onsite training on hyperbaric equipment; consulting for billing and administrative support
- LST contracts meet Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Joint Commission and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines as well as all other pertinent applicable rules
- National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) certified staff
- LST staff are active members of the international Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (PVHO) safety committees
- State of the art, climate controlled hyperbaric chambers for patient comfort, leading to increased patient compliance
- LST can customize your program to accommodate outpatients and inpatients as needed
- Proprietary wound care and hyperbaric Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting software
- Meeting your community’s needs through outreach efforts in diabetes education and other supportive programs
- 24/7 ongoing support available from the LST team
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) enhances the natural healing process in the body in by increasing blood oxygen levels. Normally, only red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body. By breathing 100% O2 under pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber, the oxygen is dissolved into all of the bod's tissues. This assists white blood cells to fight bacteria, reduces tissue swelling, and allows new blood vessels to form, which in return helps with the formation of new healthy tissue and overall healing. HBOT is a non-invasive and painless treatment in a monoplace (single patient) or multiplace (two or more patients) hyperbaric chamber. It is an adjunctive therapy, which means it is generally part of an overall care plan, integrated with wound care, diet and other treatment.
Turnkey Hyperbaric Medicine Management, Operations and Staffing Programs
At LST group, we recognize our hospital clients have different on-site support needs and program goals. We are prepared to offer a customized program that best fits your community’s needs. Our fixed-fee hyperbaric management programs complement and enhance any existing wound care program. LST supplies the equipment and personnel necessary to operate the hyperbaric medicine unit. Our on-site personnel at your facility will consist of a nurse manager and certified technicians, for daily operations and to provide off-hours emergency services if indicated. Call or Email us for details today.
Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) per National Government Services Medical Policy Center (MPA)
- Treatment of diabetic wounds of the lower extremities. (For patients who meet all three (3) of the following criteria: patient has type I or type II diabetes, patient has a lower extremity wound that is due to diabetes; wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher, and the patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy)
- Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts. (For graft or flap salvage in cases where hypoxia or decreased perfusion have compromised viability)
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis. (Bone infection that persists or recurs despite previous medical interventions including antibiotics, surgical debridements etc)
- Osteoradionecrosis and soft tissue radionecrosis. (For preoperative and postoperative management of existing bone or tissue damage; for patients with disabling, progressive, painful tissue breakdown, infection, etc.)
- Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw. (For cases of overt fracture or bony resorption).
- Acute carbon monoxide intoxication.
- Cyanide poisoning. (For victims of smoke inhalation, often in conjunction with carbon monoxide poisoning)
- Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs, acute traumatic peripheral ischemia (ATI), and acute peripheral arterial insufficiency associated with arterial embolism and thrombosis. (As a result of injury by external force or violence compromising circulation to an extremity with risk for necrosis or amputation)
- Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene). (Acute rapidly growing invasive infection of the muscle tissues)
- Actinomycosis (Bacterial infection)
- Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis). (A relatively rare infection, usually a result of a group A streptococcal infection, beginning with cellulitis that spreads to involve the underlying tissues)
- Gas embolism. Dive decompression or iatrogenic (i.e. resulting from surgeries)
- Decompression illness. Dive decompression