Department of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Department of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, founded in 1992, is one of the first few clinical service centers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Chongqing. It is a comprehensive medical center focusing on medical care, teaching and scientific research. It functions as a large hyperbaric oxygen chamber group equipped with 3 chambers and 7 doors and can treat 38 patients at the same time. All the equipments in the chamber are advanced, with specific physiological monitoring system, breathing machines, drug inhalation devices, infant dedicated hyperbaric oxygen chambers, intra-chamber cervical traction devices and 16 devices for atmospheric oxygen saturation. Besides equipments, our staffs are very experienced with 7 physicians, nurses or engineers, including three senior specialists.
Since its foundation, we have treated over 13000 patients (260000 cases in all). Over these years we have developed hyperbaric oxygen therapies for post-trauma patients, patients in coma or vegetative state, infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or cerebral palsy and patients with sudden deafness.
As one of the earliest colleges to teach hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we compiled and published a book--＾medical course for hyperbaric oxygen therapy￣, edited 5 monographs and published more than 50 research papers. We took 2 research projects funded by the Science and Technology Commission of Chongqing Municipality and 2 funded by school. Besides we did more than 10 animal experiments on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition, we have been awarded ＾third prize for military medical achievements￣ twice and ＾third prize for military science and technology progress￣ once and own 3 national patents for utility model. We are at the leading level in China and southwest China.
Now our department is a comprehensive medical center combined medical care, teaching and scientific research, also the organizer of Medical Quality Control Center for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chongqing and the chairman of academic group for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Chongqing Medical Association. The patients can expect a warm, safe and satisfactory service in our department.