Become a Hyperbaric Nursing
Hyperbaric nurses provide care and services to patients requiring hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or the medical use of high levels of oxygen. Hyperbaric chambers treat illnesses where the body needs more oxygen than it would normally metabolize (such as carbon monoxide poisoning). This treatment can help diabetic foot ulcers, compromised skin flaps and other wounds. Hyperbaric nurses accompany their patients into the hyperbaric oxygen chambers during their treatments, which involve a pressure chamber and a means of delivering 100% oxygen to the patient. Operating the chambers requires a crew of health professionals, including registered nurses. Many hyperbaric nurses are certified as wound care nurses as well.
ASN or BSN
RN, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN), Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN), Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse Clinician (CHRNC).