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Healing Under Pressure
This chamber at Jacobi Medical Center meets ASME’s standard for a PVHO- a pressure vessel for human occupancy. It weighs 28,000 pounds and can be pressurized up to 2.5 atmospheres.
By simulating deep sea dives, the extreme pressure in this hyperbaric chamber forces oxygen into hard-to-reach organs and tissues, promoting the healing process of patients with chronic wounds. Sessions in the chamber also improve the benefits of certain antibiotics and activate white blood cells to fight infection. This chamber at Jacobi Medical Center meets ASME’s standard for a PVHO- a pressure vessel for human occupancy. It weighs 28,000 pounds and can be pressurized up to 2.5 atmospheres. Nikolas Petesic, a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine, accompanies a patient as she breathes pure oxygen during a session designed to save her injured foot from amputation.

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