The Important Role of Nurses in HBOT

Nurses play a sizeable role in the world of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). It is true that only an MD, DO or DDS can write a prescription for HBOT, however many referring doctors don’t know how to write the prescription or may not fully understand the basic and advanced concepts of the therapy and how it assists the body in healing. You may be called upon to assist your physician(s) in the referral of patients. What’s more, medical grade hyperbaric treatment is covered by Medicare and other insurance companies based on hundreds of proven and promising case studies. This has led to the exponential growth of HBOT in medical facilities and inclusion in treatment plans for patients. Also, nurses are at risk of challenging health crisis’ and may be in need of advanced healing technologies for themselves or their patients. We at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin have treated many nurses, and have helped them regain quality of life.

Don’t get left behind

  • Aside from Military personnel, Emergency Medical personnel, and special medical technicians, Nurses can gain special certifications as a Hyperbaric Registered Nurse. (www.NBDHMT.org)
  • HBOT will most likely be included in every major hospital and in many private treatment facilities within the next decade.
  • Increase your knowledge in new medical technologies to increase your dependability and skills, making you indispensable at work. RN’s typically assist with research, prescription writing and referral of patients.
  • You are at risk, and we know it, so we are advocating and seeking grants for nurses who are injured or in need of HBOT.
  • Maintain your RN CE’s by participating in our ongoing one-night course:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 101

Therapeutic Principals of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Brought to you by the H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute

We have worked hard for it, and now we are proud to say we have been awarded as a Continuing Education Provider for Nurses by the State of California Board of Nursing to provide CE’s for RN’s and LVN’s. Local, low-cost and even no-cost CE’s—Ask us about scholarship opportunities!

Event Information:

Location: (Unless previously announced): Office Line:
1118 Irwin Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 415.785.8652
This course is a three hour classroom course which includes lectures via PowerPoint presentation, video, demonstrations of the clinical aspects of the treatment processes, worksheets/handouts, and an in-depth tour of a hyperbaric facility. You will be provided with all materials and are invited to join in on the group discussions, Q&A periods and demonstrations whenever possible. Restrooms, free parking, refreshments and other necessities will be available on the classroom site. Please ask staff members for exact locations. Food and drink will be provided.

What is the H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute—501(c)(3) Non-Profit?

The institute was created by patients and healthcare professionals as a way of providing education about hyperbaric oxygen therapy to physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel and every professional in-between. HBOT has been the secret weapon in major university hospitals for decades now, and countless case studies proving its efficacy have been published to prove this. H.O.P.E. for Healing Institute has supplemented HBOT treatment for 44 individuals over our first 3 years of existence. Of those patients, 11 were seniors and 6 were small children. All were low income or indigent. Of the patients whose HBOT was supplemented, 84% showed complete recovery. Benefits of HBOT included avoidance of amputations, complete reversal of radiation burns after cancer treatment, reduction of paralysis, and decrease or elimination of pain. Will you help us change more lives?



  • Important History of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • The science behind HBOT for Healthcare workers
  • Clinical aspects of Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Indications, contraindications and rare complications
  • The referral process and transportation
  • Guided tour of Hyperbaric facility including demonstration of treatment
  • Q&A period with Dr Roberta Ekholm RN, DO
Participants will be presented with information regarding the flow of treatment and typical benefits that patients can be expected to present with when following their treatment protocol. An example of this type of flow chart is shown below. Effects of HBOT CE’s Provided: 3 CE Contact Hours


Because a basic knowledge of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be vital for pre-hospital as well as continued care of a patient, this activity is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. 3 CEH’s may be attained by licensed RN’s and LVN’s as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nurses Continuing Education Providers (CBRN). You MUST fill out your Registration form in its entirety to receive a certificate of credit, which will be made available at the end of the completed session. You may only receive credit for hours of the course actually attended. Direct any questions to the staff present during the course or by calling 415-785-8652.

We hope you will fill out a registration form to attend an upcoming dynamic training (which can be found below). Please refer to dates listed on our home page. This is an opportunity to attain some CE’s locally and with a treatment that all RN’s will be required to know about in the near future: Here is your head start! Take it! Nurse CEU Registration / Application Form