SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") BioMedical Division today announced the sale of an additional BARA-MED(R)XD monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chamber to St. John Wound Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The state-of-the-art monoplace chamber is among the first computer-controlled hyperbaric chambers to be placed into service in Oklahoma.
Hyperbaric chambers are used in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is a non-invasive procedure where the patient breathes 100% oxygen while fully enclosed in a specially designed chamber at increased atmospheric pressure. HBO is the primary treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning, arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness. It is also used to promote and support healing in the management of conditions in which oxygen transport to the tissues has been disrupted by traumatic injury, infection, inflammation, or edema.
St. John Health System operates hospitals in Tulsa, Owasso, Sapulpa and Bartlesville. A fifth affiliate hospital is under construction in Broken Arrow, Okla., with completion scheduled for 2010.
"The staff of the St. John Wound Center is committed to the treatment of the whole patient, not just the wound," said Dr. Lam Le, Medical Director of the St. John Wound Center. "We work closely with specialists and primary care physicians to provide a complete care plan for optimal wound healing to address the specific needs of each patient."
All ETC BioMedical monoplace chambers include O.S.C.A.R. (TM) (Operating System for Control And Recordkeeping), ETC's unique 4th generation, time-honored computerized operating system. O.S.C.A.R. includes a patient friendly pressurization alternative (Smooth Ride(TM)) that minimizes complications due to middle ear and sinus barotraumas without increasing compression time, programmable treatment protocols
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