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HYPERBARIC MEDICINE

 Batangas Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing Center was opened, April 18, 2001.

“This recompression chamber of great help to the diving communities not only in Batangas Province but also in the entire country.

The hyperbaric system was originally built in Australia to AS 1210 design code and has the maximum working design pressure of 710 kPa (equivalent to 7.1 bar, 243 feet, 71 meters).   

Before the chamber started its first ever treatment, it underwent various tests, quality and safety checked using the US Navy methods for pressure integrity and leak testing.  The system passed this tests with flying colors.

Batangas, being known for its beautiful coasts and dive sites, will also benefit from this.  More divers will flock to the province since they know that a recompression chamber is just within their reach.  Commercial diving facilities in the city and nearby areas are more assured now since the chamber is just within the heart of Batangas City and accessible to all should an accident happen.

This life-saving equipment has a large twin lock system with the main lock 6 feet in diameter and has two full size bunks that can accommodate sitting or lying patients.

The chamber is not only for the divers but will also be used for medical  purposes. Persons who suffering from chronic wounds, burns, gangrene or diabetic foot can be treated in the chamber and the possibility for amputation of the involved limb will be lessened.

This life-saving equipment has a large twin lock system with the main lock 6 feet in diameter and has two full size bunks that can accommodate sitting or lying patients.

The chamber is not only for the divers but will also be used for medical  purposes. Persons who suffering from chronic wounds, burns, gangrene or diabetic foot can be treated in the chamber and the possibility for amputation of the involved limb will be lessened.

Approximately 8 persons can be treated at the same time inside the chamber in a wound care situation and two patients for decompression sickness.

A pre-dive checklist is being done everyday to ensure safety.  Moreover, this  chamber is manned by a Diving Medical Officer.  The operators and inside attendants are trained to meet the international standard of Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association, Incorporation by  Robert Ramsay,  a member of the International Diver Hall of Fame, author and an authority in the Hyperbaric field.

The chamber also offers Oxygen Provider Course and CPR.

Batangas Hyperbaric Medicine and wound Healing Center is a joint venture of St. Patrick’s Hospital Medical Center and Hyperbaric Health Australia.

For more info visit: http://www.divemed.com.ph

 

Lopez Jaena St. Batangas City

For inquiries

Telephone: (043) 723-7089 - 92 Connecting all Departments

Fax #: (043) 723-1606

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