The Alfred - Hyperbaric Unit

Melbourne

About The Alfred - Hyperbaric Unit

The Alfred – Hyperbaric Unit, providing Hyperbaric Medicine services in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by The Alfred – Hyperbaric Unit.


Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. The patient lies in a special hyperbaric chamber, sometimes called a pressure chamber. The air pressure inside the chamber is about 2.5 times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This helps the blood carry more oxygen to organs and tissues. The therapy may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as air or gas embolism (bubbles which block blood flow); bone infections (osteomyelitis); burns; carbon monoxide poisoning; decompression sickness; skin grafts; and wounds that have not healed with other treatments. Hyperbaric therapy was first developed as a treatment for diving disorders involving bubbles of gas in the tissues, such as decompression sickness and gas embolism.

Contact The Alfred - Hyperbaric Unit

03 9076 3052

1st Fl, Critical Care Complex, Commercial Rd, Melbourne

PO Box 315, Melbourne 3004 VIC

Commercial Rd Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia