Peter J.R. Jebson Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Facility
The Peter J.R. Jebson Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Facility is a division of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The service is staffed by respiratory therapists and physicians from the Department of Anesthesia. Our therapists have decades of combined experience in hyperbarics and are certified as hyperbaric technologists. Likewise, our physicians are all board-certified anesthesiologists who have received additional training in hyperbaric medicine and several are board certified in this specialty.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Service operates the only multiplace chamber in the state which can accommodate up to six patients at a time in addition to an inside attendant. As opposed to small, monoplace chambers that can only accommodate one patient at a time, the size of our chamber helps to minimize the claustrophobia that some patients experience, and the presence of an inside attendant enhances patient comfort as well as allowing us to care for patients with any degree of illness, from healthy outpatients to critically ill inpatients.
In addition to our state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber, the service also boasts excellent wound care facilities to assist with the care of patients with problem wounds due to diabetes, radiation therapy, etc. Through our utilization of Trancutaneous Oxygen Measurement (TCOM) we can assess whether a wound is hypoxic and thus, will benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) or may require other treatment modalities.