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Nursing activities in hyperbaric oxygen therapy

The authors discuss nursing activities in hyperbaric oxygen therapy through an experience report developed at the Medical Clinical of the Naval Hospital Marcílio Dias. This article presents a brief history of the procedure, its therapeutic effects, indications, collateral effects and complications. The authors believe that efforts are needed to create awareness about nursing activities in this new role as a labor market alternative in this growing specialty area.

oxygen inhalation therapy; nursing; nursing care; health manpower; nursing staff; staff development; education

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