The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine provides this document for hospital credentialing committees as national standards for credentialing hyperbaric physicians. These recommendations represent the consensus opinion of expert leaders in the field of hyperbaric medicine. The principles set forth in this document are intended to serve as a guideline to assist healthcare organizations. This document applies to both hospital-based and nonhospital-affiliated centers.
Thomas E. Serena, MD, FACS, FACHM, MAPWCA, is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Medical Director of the SerenaGroup, Cambridge, Massachusetts; President of the American Professional Wound Care Association; and Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. Helen Gelly, MD, FACCWS, UHM/ABPM, is the Chief Executive Officer of HyperbaRXs, Marietta, Georgia. Gregory A. Bohn, MD, FACS, FACHM, is a General Surgeon, West Shore Medical Center, Manistee, Michigan. Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS, is the President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and serves as a Consultant in hyperbaric and wound care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr Serena has disclosed that he is a consultant for MiMedix, Cytomedix, EnzySurge, Smith & Nephew, and KCI; his company has received grants/grants pending from Healthpoint (Smith & Nephew), EnzySurge, Systagenix, RedDress, KCI, MiMedix, HealOr, and Celleration; and he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for KCI. Dr Gelly has disclosed that she is remunerated by Wound Education Partners for the development of educational presentations. Dr Bohn has disclosed that he is a board member of the American Board of Wound Healing; and is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Hollister and DermaSciences.
Dr Niezgoda has disclosed that he has no financial relationships related to this article.
Submitted April 25, 2014; accepted May 7, 2014 in revised form.