Notes From the Editor & Staff of WCHM

WCHM continues to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2019 and spotlight an archived article from the magazine’s prolific authors. This issue spotlights Darren Mazza, who has been a contributor to WCHM since its inception. Thank you, Darren, for sharing your expertise regarding hyperbaric safety over the years. 

In hyperbaric medicine news, the UHMS has published a special UHM Journal edition summarizing the results of recent studies in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Caroline Fife discusses how qualified clinical data registries can help MIPS, MOCs, and more. And once again, the Baromedical Nurses Association (BNA) shares their quarterly news.

The wound care section provides a chapter on diabetic ulcers from the Wound Care Certification Study Guide, 2nd edition, which is an updated 350-page study guide on wound care.

In the safety section, Tom Workman and Steve Wood share the preface to the much-anticipated 2nd edition of Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Guide. A preview chapter is also provided, sharing the innovative and important work of HBOT in animal hyperbaric oxygen systems. Darren Mazza’s article from 2011 describes the importance of critical thinking and taking an additional five seconds for safety checks.

This issue includes an abstract in the diving medicine section. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine magazine has published an article on the effectiveness of risk mitigation interventions in divers with persistent (patent) foramen ovale.

Please help us end our 10-year anniversary for 2019 by submitting an article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 561.776.6066. If you’ve ever wanted to get an article you authored published to an audience of tens of thousands of wound care and hyperbaric medicine practitioners, 2019 is the year for you to make this happen. Your article will be published and then archived for easy access into the magazine’s database.

We also invite you to join our elite group of WCHM advertisers and reach your target audience. We welcome Hyperbarxs as our newest sponsor to the magazine!

Lorraine Fico-White
Managing Editor, WCHM Magazine

Over 10 Years of Practice-Relevant Content At Your Fingertips

The staff at WCHM continues to recognize the advancements and accomplishments over the past 10 years in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. The magazine has launched its own website www.WoundEducationMagazine.com so past articles can be readily found/accessed by all practitioners via keywords and google searches. The articles can also be used for continuing education and reference sources. Check it out.

In this issue, WCHM continues to spotlight an archived article that had an impact in wound care, hyperbaric medicine, facility safety, quality control, billing and coding, legal issues, and/or continuing medical education (CME). Generous sponsors and prolific and knowledgeable contributing authors are recognized. 

This issue’s archived article is from Darren Mazza, EMT, CHT. Darren’s article from 2011 describes the importance of critical thinking and taking an additional five seconds for safety checks. Also, please go to the magazine website to find all of his past articles on safety.

WCHM is the only free online magazine covering all topics under pressure: wound care, hyperbaric medicine, and diving medicine with a circulation of over 13,000 wound care and hyperbaric medicine practitioners and interested parties. 

The magazine’s past and present role continues to be a fair, objective, nonpartisan, international publication dedicated to reporting and commenting on the knowledge and advances in science and technology encompassing wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It reports on currently accepted and emerging clinical applications as well as the associated economic, social, and political issues and events that influence the administration, growth, and development of the field.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contribute an article in 2019.

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