HArd vs. soft hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers

Class on February 23, 2022

Learn everything you need to know about hard and soft hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers.

This two-hour class on February 23, 2022 covers information on the differences between hard and soft hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. Class topics will include:

  • What is the difference between soft vs hard chambers?
  • Gas Laws
  • How to calculate the arterial oxygen pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber
  • Benefits, Cost, and Accessibility
  • Risks
  • Ventilation Rates of mono-place, multi-place, and soft-sided chambers

Class Instructor Information

Tami Peterson, PhD, CHT-Admin

Founder & CEO

Dr. Tami Peterson’s career began in the field of education, focusing on special needs children throughout Michigan and Indiana. A personal crisis was the catalyst for the formation of Oxford Recovery Center. At nine years old, Dr. Peterson’s daughter JeAnnah contracted viral encephalitis. The disease ravaged her brain, leaving her legally blind, unable to walk or talk, plagued with seizures, cognitively impaired, and functioning like an infant. Dr. Peterson’s search for something that could save her daughter led her to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). JeAnnah recovered and is now a happy and healthy young adult who works at ORC. You can read the full story here

In 2007 Peterson did her CHT and Safety Director courses at ATMO in San Antonio, Texas. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Spring Arbor University; a Master of Arts in Special Education from Michigan State University; a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from Indiana University, Fort Wayne; and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Wayne State University. 

Jeff Mosteller, ICHT, CHT

Director of Training and Certification, Safety Director

Jeff Mosteller received a degree in Underwater Technology in September of 1982. Since then he has worked in every aspect of hyperbaric medicine, starting at UCSD Medical Center where he rose to become Program Director by age 28. Jeff took the very first CHT exam offered in 1991 by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technologists, passing with distinction and becoming just the 33rd CHT ever.

Over his 36 year career, Jeff has operated and managed hyperbaric and wound care centers on every level including Level 1 Trauma Units, such as UCSD and Detroit Receiving Hospital with Complex Multiplace Chambers and intensive care capabilities, to small hospital monoplace centers, and is familiar with every type and manufacturer of hyperbaric chambers. He has published 16 technical papers on hyperbaric operations and safety. In just over 36 years, he has performed or supervised tens of thousands of hyperbaric procedures without a single patient injury more than ear squeeze, and has performed hundreds of treatments for decompression sickness.


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