Best Publishing Company Announces Publication of 2nd Edition of Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Approach in 2019

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  • Volume 09 - Issue 4

The first edition of Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Approach is an integral part of numerous hyperbaric facilities’ reference libraries, serving as the go-to standard for a hyperbaric safety program. W.T. “Tom” Workman’s experience with the U.S. Air Force’s hyperbaric medicine program and development of innovative pressure vessel systems, coupled with his implementation and administration of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society’s Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program, have given him a breadth of knowledge unmatched in the hyperbaric technical community.

With his retirement from the UHMS, Tom has undertaken the challenge of updating this classic text. Assisting Tom as co-editor is Steve Wood. Over 30 years ago, Steve transitioned from critical care respiratory therapist to hyperbaric technologist. His varied career has taken him from patient caregiver to chamber manufacturer, consultant, and contract service provider.

Tom and Steve have been working with an international team of contributors to produce a completely revised and updated second edition of Hyperbaric Facility Safety. The editors have endeavored to bring a balance between those readers who need to “get the job done” and those who have a keen interest in the underlying regulatory framework. Given the international growth of the hyperbaric field, the editors have reached out across the globe to assemble a summary of the international regulatory aspects of the field.

This new edition will be structured into two sections:

  1. A nuts-and-bolts approach to hyperbaric safety program development and how the safety program integrates all aspects of a hyperbaric facility
  2. A section devoted to explanations of the various regulatory agencies that may influence the field of hyperbaric medicine

The second edition will be published by Best Publishing Company in the summer of 2019.

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