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Note: The above information does not constitute a medical recommendation for the use of mHBOT in any given situation. The information contained on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. No claims, either actual or implied are made with regards to the indications for use of mHBOT. Persons considering any form of therapy should seek medical advice concerning their unique health status. It is not to be construed as medical advice or as advocating any form of medical treatment nor is it intended as a source for medical reference purposes.
The Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 hyperbaric chamber used by Hyperbaric Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a soft chamber that goes to a maximum of 1,4 ATA and uses 90% Oxygen enriched air from an Airsep Oxygen concentrator. This type of hyperbaric therapy is considered “Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” (mHBOT).
The UHMS defines hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) as an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure (1 atmosphere absolute, or ATA). For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA while breathing near 100% oxygen.
According to the UHMS definition and the determination of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other third party carriers, breathing medical grade 100% oxygen at 1 atmosphere of pressure or exposing isolated parts of the body to 100% oxygen does not constitute HBO2 therapy. The patient must receive the oxygen by inhalation within a pressurized chamber. Current information indicates that pressurization should be to 1.4 ATA or higher.
The Biobarica (RevitalAir) 430 hyperbaric chamber and/or mHBOT is not a substitute for a hard chamber hyperbaric therapy that is traditionally used in cases such as decompression sickness, underwater accidents, aviation and bio-warfare trauma; where higher pressures are required for medical reasons. At all times, persons requiring assistance with these or any other condition should seek medical advice from the relevant health professionals.
A comprehensive list of accredited hard chambers can be obtained from the Southern African Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association (www.sauhma.org).
mHBOT and all activities associated with the use of mHBOT discussed on this website are considered co-adjuvant in nature and are not reimbursable by the medical schemes.
Hyperbaric Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd, its directors, employees, stakeholders and other persons associated with this website are not responsible for any injury, damage, or loss howsoever arising difficulty that may occur as a result of any conduct taken by any person or agency in regards to mHBOT or this website.