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Physician Bill Robinson to Discuss Hyperbaric Medicine and its Benefits

May 8, 2008

Although the concept of delivering oxygen under pressure to treat various ailments has been utilized for nearly 350 years; the modern technique, known as hyperbaric medicine, has only gained widespread acceptance in the last 60 years.
Discover the healing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on Thursday, May 15 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Bitterroot meeting room, when Chief Medical Officer Bill Robinson, MD, will present an overview of the hospitalís Hyperbaric Medicine program. Dr. Robinson will discuss how Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic specialists use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat diabetic leg and foot ulcers, certain life-threatening tissue infections, traumatic crushing wounds, frostbite, burns and other tissue damage caused by radiation and failure of skin grafts. The monoplace hyperbaric chamber at Bozeman Deaconess is also used for critical care treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Following his presentation, Robinson will offer participants an opportunity to view the Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic's clear acrylic enclosed hyperbaric chamber that features multiple communication systems.
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