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When You Arrive at the Center

 

Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
500 Cummings Center, Suite 1800
Beverly, MA  01915
978 921-1210
978 921-1534 (fax)

WHMC-Nurses Station


The staff of the Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center asks that for safety reasons, please comply with their request that there are certain items not allowed inside the hyperbaric chamber. The following items may not be brought or worn into the chamber during treatment: 

  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Aftershave
  • Hairspray / hair oils
  • Wigs / hairpieces
  • Nail polish
  • Alcohol or petroleum-based products
  • Cell phones/pagers
  • Metallic items (jewelry, titanium frame eyeglasses, keys, watches and coins)
  • Flammable materials or heat producing items (heating pad, lighters, cigarettes)
  • Hearing aids
  • Food, gum or candy 

Ask the hyperbaric physician for advice on wearing contact lenses during treatment. Refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products over the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its constricting effect on blood vessels. 

After an initial consultation and examination at the Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, therapy begins. Complete instructions regarding your treatment will be given. Before starting, you will change into a cotton garment provided by the Center. For safety reasons, no other clothing may be worn inside the hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. Allow two hours for treatment time and be sure to factor that into travel time to the Center.