[abstract] THE SPECTRUM OF MONITORING IN THE MULTIPLACE HYPERBARIC CHAMBER.

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[abstract] THE SPECTRUM OF MONITORING IN THE MULTIPLACE HYPERBARIC CHAMBER.

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Title: [abstract] THE SPECTRUM OF MONITORING IN THE MULTIPLACE HYPERBARIC CHAMBER.
Author: Dauphinee, KR; Gross, CE; Myers, RAM
Abstract: Monitoring of the hyperbaric chamber environment; selection and monitoring of personnel, and patients is presented to show the experience at MIEMSS, a busy clinical hyperbaric multiplace unit. Beyond traditional diving medicine technology, comparatively little is established regarding the physiologic changes or the equipment required to monitor critically ill patients in the chamber. Insufficient monitoring should not preclude diving even the most critically ill patients who would clearly benefit from HBO. On the other hand, each parameter monitored introduces a new technologic challenge for the hyperbaric staff, new equipment or modification of existing equipment, with associated potential new risks to safety. Modifications at MIEMSS to monitor cardiovascular function: arterial pressure, Swan-Ganz catheters, pacemakers; respiratory function: ventilators, blood gases, transcutaneous oxygen, x-rays; ultrafiltration; CNS function and psychometric testing, are described. Such modifications require ongoing scrutiny to evaluate reliability of measurements, endurance and safety of equipment in an alien environment. We are embarking on an exciting biomedical engineering frontier where much remains to be done to provide an optimally safe and efficacious therapeutic environment for those who would benefit from HBO. (SPON: McLaughlin Foundation of Canada)
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held 11-14 June 1985. The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach, California (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/5474
Date: 1985

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