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Hyperbaric Chambers

Code: LT-3200

Health care facilities that are equipped with airtight tanks in which individuals who are suffering from decompression illness can be treated. After entry into the chamber, the barometric pressure is increased to the level which relieves the patient's symptoms, and then is very slowly decreased until the pressure in the tank is equal to outside pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are also used to treat gas gangrene, burns, lesions that have failed to heal, radiation-induced tissue damage, air embolism, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning and chronic osteomyelitis, a bone infection.

See Also:

Burn Centers (LT-1000)

Oxygen Therapies (LT-0500.6350)

Oxygen Saturation Tests (LF-5280.1500-600)