How Hyperbaric Therapy Works

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             This treatment has been in the news lately, from area workers being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes to former football quarterback Joe Namath claiming it’s helped him deal with the many concussions he received over his career.

            But what are the facts and what are the myths about this unique treatment? Dr. Mark Scott, director of Hyperbaric Therapy at The University of Kansas Hospital, explains how the treatment works, what kind of patient and conditions are usually treated, how it can help SOME carbon monoxide patients but why it’s not the standard of care, how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and can the treatment really help with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. The video also includes shots of the two hyperbaric oxygen chambers located in The University of Kansas Hospital.