Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC)’s BioMedical Division announced the sale of an additional BARA-MEDXD monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber to St. John Wound Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Hyperbaric chambers are used in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is a non-invasive procedure where the patient breathes 100% oxygen while fully enclosed in a chamber at increased atmospheric pressure.
HBO is the primary treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning, arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness. It is also used to promote and support healing in the management of conditions in which oxygen transport to the tissues has been disrupted by traumatic injury, infection, inflammation, or edema
St John Health System operates hospitals in Tulsa, Owasso, Sapulpa and Bartlesville. A fifth affiliate hospital is under construction in Broken Arrow, Okla., with completion scheduled for 2010.
The staff of the St. John Wound Center is committed to the treatment of the whole patient, not just the wound, said Dr. Lam Le, medical director of the St. John Wound Center.