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Chambers, Treatment, Hyperbaric, Multiplace

Definition : Chambers designed for more than one patient treatment at the same time (i.e., multiplace) in which the air pressure is raised two to three times above the atmospheric pressure while the patient breathes near 100% medical grade oxygen. The elevated ambient pressure of the hyperbaric chamber reduces the size of gas bubbles trapped in vascular beds and accelerates their dissipation. Circulation is thereby restored to tissue in which the blood supply has been blocked or compromised. Typically the chamber is pressurized using air, and pure oxygen is delivered for patient breathing using a mask or hood. These chambers typically consist of a metal or plastic horizontal cylinder or cubical structure with doors that allow medical staff and equipment, including chamber controls, to remain inside the chamber during treatment. The patient sits on a chair or lies on a stretcher within the chamber. Viewports in the chamber allow external observation. Multiplace hyperbaric chambers are used to treat any condition in which gas bubbles form in the blood, including pulmonary and cerebral air embolism, altitude and decompression sickness, and less frequently iatrogenic gas embolism that may occur during hospital procedures.

Entry Terms : "Chambers, Hyperbaric, Multiplace" , "Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers" , "Multi-Patient Hyperbaric Chambers" , "Multiplace Decompression Chambers"

UMDC code : 36535

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ETC BioMedical Systems Group

Company Type: Parent

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating finely controlled simulated environments. At the age of twenty-six, acting President and CEO William F. Mitchell—with the help and encouragement of friend and mentor Al Richman —gathered enough backing to lay the foundation for what would later become ETC.

OxyHeal Health Group

Company Type: Parent

OxyHeal Health Group (OxyHeal) is the longest continually operating, single owner, national Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) provider in the United States. With over 40 years experience, OxyHeal is recognized as "The Leader" in the industry due to the diverse range of Wound Healing and/or HBOT clinical solutions offered to hospitals and healthcare systems interested in commencing or centralizing their essential Wound Healing and/or HBOT patient care services.

Reimers Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Reimers Systems Inc. (RSI) was founded in 1994 to provide high quality hardware solutions for man-rated hyperbaric and hypobaric applications with special emphasis on medical hyperbaric applications. Besides hyperbaric/hypobaric equipment RSI has also been industry leader for providing the breathing simulators used for performance testing of various life support equipment. Included in RSI were most of the key personnel of its predecessor company, Reimers Engineering, Inc (REI).

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