Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located at 275 Puuhale Road, in Honolulu with free parking in our courtyard. Our facility is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor.
Our center is staffed by highly qualified personnel including a Physician, National Board Certified Hyperbaric and Wound Care Registered Nursing Staff, Registered Respiratory Therapist, and Certified Hyperbaric Technologists.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Center Team follow the treatment protocols recommended by the UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) and the IHAM (International Hyperbaric Medical Association).
We Excel at patient care and provide one on one care in our private,individual chambers where your treatments are customized just for you. You can relax,watch TV ,read a book or take a nap as you sit comfortably in the chambers reclining seat.
Meet our Staff:
Alfred Mc Cracken RRT, CHT
Alfred McCracken recieved his RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) national certification in 1997 and worked at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina in the Medical and Surgical ICU'S. He gained vast experience caring for the most crictally ill ventilated patients.
He gained experience with Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy while accompanying ventilated patients into hyperbaric chambers and assisting their respiratory needs during treatment.
He has worked at Castle Medical Center and at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi where he was instrumental in that facility adopting ventilator proctocols in the ICU.
He received the national board level accreditation of CHT (Certified Hyperbaric Technologist) after completing training in San Antonio ,Texas by Dr. Paul Sheffield world reknowned authority on Hyperbaric Medicine.
Alfred is president of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center and continues to provide excellent patient care.
Helen Mc Cracken RN, RSCN, ET, CHRN
Helen McCracken has almost thirty years nursing experience in many specialties, including being a pediatric nurse specialist, a certified enterstomal therapy and wound care nurse as well as being the only Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) in Hawaii.
She has extensive experience at the NICU and PICU at Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children.She is an active member of the Hawaii chapter of WOCN (Wound and Ostomy Nurse) association and is part of the community outreach programme providing educational seminars on wound and skin care throughout the islands.
Helen received her Hyperbaric Nurse specialty training in San Antonio at the Nix Medical Center
enter under the supervision of world reknowed Hyperbaric Medicine expert DR. Paul Sheffield.
Helen provides one on one patient care and is vice president of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center.
Dr. Wayne Warrington DO
Dr. Wayne Warrington is Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Center. He came to Hawaii from Shore Memorial Hospital, NJ where he was Emergency Medicine Attending. Dr. Warrington is also Emergency Medical Attending at HMC.
He received his Hyperbaric Medicine training in New York at St.Barabas Hospital and continues to pursue his interest in Exercise Science and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.He has a wealth of experience in many aspects of patient care. Dr. Warrington is a very competitive triathlon participant supporting many charitable causes in these events.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the oxygen gradient in damaged and hypoxic (oxygen starved) tissue.This enables collagen production to occur and stimulates new blood vessel production (angiogenesis) in and around the affected area. This increased oxygen under pressure improves the auto-immune response, reducing pain and swelling. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Dangerous bacteria such as Staph and Strep are inhibited from growing in an oxygen rich environment and can potentiate the bactericidal action of some antibiotics making them more effective.
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy works by: