Emergency Medicine Book


Portable Hyperbaric Chamber

Aka: Portable Hyperbaric Chamber, Gamow Bag
  1. See Also
    1. High Altitude Related-Conditions
    2. High Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness)
    3. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
    4. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
    5. Lake Louise Acute Mountain Sickness Score
  2. Indications
    1. High Altitude Sickness field treatment
  3. Mechanism
    1. Designed via training high performance athletes
      1. Allows athletes to simulate sea level training
    2. Pumps air into bag to simulate lower altitude
  4. Protocol
    1. Pump Gamow Bag to 2 PSI
    2. Patient remains in bag for 1-2 hours pre-descent
    3. Descend as rapidly as possible

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