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Derall W. Garrett, CHT

Unlocking the Potential of the Hyperbaric Accreditation Support Forum and Instagram for UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Communication

In the field of hyperbaric healthcare, Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation serves as a symbol of quality, safety, and excellence. For hyperbaric facilities, achieving and maintaining accreditation is not only a matter of pride but also a commitment to providing optimal care to patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Effective communication is crucial to uphold transparency and instill confidence in facilities undergoing accreditation surveys. Utilizing platforms such as the Accreditation Support Forum and Instagram can significantly enhance the sharing of accreditation-related information, creating a stronger connection with the community of hyperbaric medicine.

The role of Accreditation Support Forums is communication

Accreditation Support Forum is an online platform where experienced surveyors provide valuable information on accreditation probes monthly. This forum offers a plethora of communication opportunities for hyperbaric facility accreditation.

  • Educational: Initiate discussions dedicated to accreditation, clarifying its significance, the accreditation process, and its impact on patient care. Engage forum members to cultivate a deeper understanding of the topics covered.
  • Expert Insights: Host Q&A sessions featuring expert hyperbaric accreditation representatives. This interactive format allows forum members to pose questions directly and receive expert insights, addressing any concerns or misconceptions surrounding accreditation.
  • Updates and Announcements: Keeping forum members abreast of accreditation-related developments, such as procedures, compliance requirements, or changes in accreditation standards. Timely communication fosters transparency and accountability within the community of hyperbaric medicine.
  • Peer Support: Foster a supportive environment where members can offer guidance, share experiences, and provide support to those seeking more information or better understanding. Peer-to-peer interaction enhances solidarity and promotes a sense of community among the hyperbaric forum members.

Instagram: A Visual Medium for Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Awareness

Instagram, with its visually oriented platform, offers a dynamic canvas allowing us to share information through storytelling and engagement. UHMS Hyperbaric Facilities Accreditation can leverage Instagram to communicate accreditation information effectively.

  • Visual Storytelling: Create visually captivating posts and stories that highlight the Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation journey, showcasing the facility's unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare. Utilize multimedia elements such as infographics, videos, and images to convey key messages in an engaging manner.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Content: Offer followers an exclusive peek into the inner workings of the Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation, including findings during surveys, the latest information related to codes and standards, safety protocols, and training ideals related to hyperbaric standards. Creating this natural content can relay the importance of the Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation process and help to build trust and respect with the facilities seeking accreditation.
  • Interactive Features: Harness Instagram's interactive features to actively engage followers in hyperbaric accreditation-related discussions. Encourage participation by soliciting feedback or posing thought-provoking questions on topics related to quality assurance and patient safety.

I hope to use Instagram to grow the hyperbaric medicine community

  • User-Generated Advocacy: Encourage patients, caregivers, and staff members to share their hyperbaric accreditation experiences using designated hashtags. Repost user-generated content to amplify their voices and showcase the positive impact of hyperbaric accreditation on patient care.
  • Collaborations and Partnerships: Collaborate with reputable figures, such as industry influencers, healthcare professionals, or code and standard organizations, to co-create content aimed at raising awareness about Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation. This will enhance credibility and reinforce the facility's commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare services.

Effective communication of UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation information is important for transparency, community engagement, and building confidence among facilities. The Accreditation Support Forum and Instagram are excellent platforms for achieving this. By embracing these platforms, hyperbaric facilities can create stronger connections with their understanding the industry of hyperbaric medicine, ultimately improving the quality of care and advancing the standards of hyperbaric medicine.

To join the Accreditation Support Form, sign up at:

forum qrTo follow us on Instagram: @hyperbaric_accreditation
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Congratulations to these Facilities!


November 2023


UMass Memorial Health Harrington
Charlton, MA      


Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
Ogdensburg, NY

Holy Cross Hospital-Davis
Layton, UT

Long Island Community Hospital-Hauppauge
Hauppauge, NY

Long Island Community Hospital-Patchogue
Patchogue, NY

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Dallas, TX


December 2023     


Northwell Health Plainview Hospital
Plainview, NY

St. Joseph Hospital
Bethpage, NY

* With Distinction*