Accession Number : ADA141702

Title :   Hyperbaric Chamber Equipment: A Consolidated Equipment List from Selected Multiplace Hyperbaric Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Oct 82-15 May 83,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Sheffield,P J ; Piwinski,S E

PDF Url : ADA141702

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The objective of this report is to provide a list of equipment applicable to clinical hyperbaric chambers. Information from this document would be used in planning the equipment required for future clinical facilities. Twenty-two responses from multiplace clinical hyperbaric facilities in the United States and Canada provided the information contained in this consolidated list of chamber monitoring and ancillary support equipment and medical support equipment. Chamber monitoring and ancillary equipment included gas/vapor monitoring equipment, carbon dioxide scrubbers, air conditioning, communications, lighting, and fire detecting and fire extinguishing systems. Medical support equipment was limited to patient monitoring equipment, automatic ventilators, and chamber cleaning/sterilization. Some items must be adapted with special devices (such as nitrogen purging) in order to be used in hyperbaric environment. Wherever possible, the source of equipment (manufacturer and address) is provided.

Descriptors :   *Hyperbaric chambers, Test facilities, Medical equipment, Monitoring, Gases, Vapors, Scrubbers, Carbon dioxide, Air conditioning equipment, Automatic, Ventilators

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE