Indication for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Part 1

Presented by:
Catherine Hontz-Geisinger, RRT, CHT, HSD, BHCA
Hyperbaric Safety Officer, UF Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

Faculty Disclosure:
Catherine Hontz-Geisinger has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: Aug. 25, 2023
Expiration Date:  Aug. 24, 2025

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Orthopedic Physicians, Oral Maxillofacial Physicians, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngologist, Oncologist, Plastic Surgeon, Allied Health Professionals treating patients.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define wounds that benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, adjunctive therapy, and wound care basics.
  • Characterize what tests are needed for safety in Hyperbarics and the actions needed for wound healing.
  • Recognize wounds and indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resources for further study:

  1. UHMS Indications 14th Edition
  2. Hyperbaric Medicine Practice, Eric Kindwall, MD

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cathy Hontz-Geisinger at (352) 265-4450 or

Section #: 2546