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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

HUP's Pups is a Hit

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s (HUP) new animal-assisted therapy program, HUP’s Pups, has been a hit with both patients and staff. Research shows patient interaction with animals offers physiological benefits including decreased heart rate and blood pressure. All animal volunteers at Penn Medicine and their handlers are certified by professional pet therapy organizations, including the Delta Society and Therapy Dogs International.

To learn more about the program or getting a dog certified, please contact Donna Griffith, director of volunteer services, at 215-662-2576.

Learn about additional volunteer opportunities

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Emergency Treatment for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is among the leading causes of poisoning death in the U.S. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can prevent brain injury and death from carbon monoxide poisoning by speeding up the removal of carbon monoxide from the blood. The staff of Penn Hyperbaric Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is on call 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year. Emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy is coordinated by Penn’s emergency response teams, including PennSTAR, to provide rapid, high quality care. Patients are treated by experienced physicians and clinical staff in a large multiperson chamber.
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