Hyperbaric chambers

In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased 2 to 3 times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, it helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. With repeated scheduled treatments, the temporary extra high oxygen levels encourage normal tissue oxygen levels, even after the therapy is completed.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions. Medical institutions also use it in different ways, including:

  • severe anaemia
  • brain abscess
  • bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
  • burns
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • crushing injury
  • sudden deafness
  • decompression sickness
  • gangrene
  • infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
  • non-healing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
  • radiation injury
  • skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
  • traumatic brain injury
  • sudden and painless vision loss.

Hyperbaric chamber operation involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised environment. It comes as a potential risk of scuba and surface-supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) diving.

How we can help

QBS are experts in the field of supply, maintenance and operations of hyperbaric chambers, in both diving work and hospital environments. We can provide you with whatever assistance you require with regards to hyperbaric chambers. Just chat to our friendly team about your requirements or, fill out our online enquiry form.