Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers

Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers

Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers are designed to treat one person at a time. Chamber's pressure compartment is typically a cylindrical metal or acrylic crystal clear tube allowing a person to observe her surroundings and facilitated with increased comfort and mobility features.

During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy patient does not wear mask, hood or head tent for oxygen delivery rather breathing 100% pure oxygen used to pressurize the chamber.

The pressure achieved in Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers is limited 3 ATA*.

Unlike with some Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers, treatments in Monoplace Chamber allow a treatment protocol to be more flexible in addressing specific patient’s conditions as well as expanding a treatment program during the course of treatments.

Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers
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Modern Monoplace Chamber's core functions are enhanced with numerous advanced features allowing intravenous infusion, transcutaneous and other monitoring, ventilation, intercom for two-way private conversation, TV, DVD and audio input for patient entertainment.

Sophisticate compression rate control systems allow the patient to equalize initial changes in inner-ear pressure.

Latest technologies developed by chamber manufacturers allow monoplace chambers to achieve 100% oxygen saturations earlier in the treatment while consuming less oxygen.

Electronic safety controls are in place to alert staff on any unusual system behavior. It immediately switches the treatment to a safe mode, meaning a safe decompression.

The treatment in Monoplace Chamber is safe, without risk of iatrogenic decompression sickness for the patient.

Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers
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However like in case with any drug, the note should be made about extremely rare risk of arterial air embolism developing during decompression, pneumothorax /tension pneumothorax complications.

Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS)

Conically shaped hyperbaric chamber below is a Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS) uniquely designed for emergency evacuation and treatment of decompression sickness, air embolisms, blast injuries, smoke inhalation as well as victims of accidents, disasters, terrorist acts and military conflicts. This TRCS can be easily installed on any kind of transport craft - fixed wing, rotary blade, seacraft and road vehicles. Today there is a real need for such mobile rescue capsules in the world. Currently there are significant deficiencies in providing a more efficient life support means while transporting casualties to a medical facilities.

The five-year research and development phase of this unique two-piece monoplace hyperbaric chamber commenced in 1982. Robert Sands, the designer and patent holder of this unique Transportable Recompression Chamber System, worked with many worlds’ foremost hyperbaric research facilities and also with the U.S. Navy on a collaboration basis. Read more about Robert Sands and TRCS…

Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS), monoplace hyperbaric chamber
Photo courtesy of Robert L. Sands

The growing requirements for safety and quality standards are driving Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers manufacturers to invest in research and development of more sophisticated hyperbaric chambers systems. Advancements in design and quality of Hyperbaric Chambers are contributing to the growth of Hyperbaric Medicine.