UHMS Position Statement: Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO2) for COVID-19 Patients

  • Reviewed and approved by:

    Publications Committee and the UHMS Board of Directors

  • There have been numerous recent inquiries regarding use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for patients with COVID-19. Questions have been raised pertinent to two possible mechanisms for HBO2 in this clinical context:

    •  support of oxygenation

    •  attenuation of pulmonary inflammation

    Based on a review of the current literature, discussion with hyperbaric researchers working on this topic, and senior UHMS members, the following conclusions and recommendations are provided.

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COVID-19: Position Statement ECHM on HBOT

COVID-19: EUBS-ECHM Position Statement on diving activities


  • Dear colleagues,

    as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts not only the general healthcare system but also ambulance and first aid providers, there is a general agreement that risk-taking activities and sports should take this situation into account.
    EUBS and ECHM now issued an official Position Statement on the advisability of (recreational and professional) diving activities and the performance of Diving Medical Examinations in this current time period.

  • This is a matter of urgency !

  • Let us face this unprecedented challenge, together, in concerted action, and take the necessary measures to protect our patients and (para)medical personnel.

    The original document is in English, but translated versions, thanks to our colleagues in EUBS and ECHM, are made available on the EUBS website ( and on the ECHM website (

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20th ICHM, 2020

Call for Papers

  • Health and Research Journal   E-ISSN: 2459-3192

    Dear colleagues,
    We gladly invite you and your employees to submit high-quality scientific papers for the peer-reviewed, open access journal “Health and Research”.
    Health and Research Journal is indexed in Semantic scholar, Google scholar, Zenodo, Datacite, and Openaire. Journal is also using the DOI system and is Researchgate discoverable.
    Starting in January 2019, Health and Research Journal publishes articles in the English language only.
    The journal publishes original papers, reviews, special and general articles, case management etc.

    Learn more about Health and Research Journal HERE

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EBAss Educational Videos

It has been found that videotaped modeling and distraction techniques could be very helpful in reducing distress and improving patients’ compliance with HBO therapy.

You can find here educational videos in relation to HBOT or you can upload videos that you are already using at your facility by sending an email at:

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Its goal is to evaluate all European educational programs and deriving from this a European standardization of education for nurses, operators and technicians working in the baromedical field. Our efforts have resulted in a proposal to the ECHM and are posted here.

Chairman: Konstantina Gaitanou


The goal of this committee is to research safety in the field of baromedical medicine, in order for the members of EBAss to incorporate these in their daily practices.

Chairman: Miguel Parceiro


Its goal is to set up an efficient communications network for all nurses, operators and technicians working in the baromedical field, so they can get in contact with other baromedical personnel.

Chairman: Damianos Tzavellas 


The goal of this committee is to provide independent accreditation, providing an accepted route for individuals to attain internationally recognised qualifications in the field of baromedical medicine.

Chairman: Peter Atkey

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