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Hyperbaric therapy is a way to administer oxygen through the lungs inside an enclosure where the pressure is greater than the atmospheric pressure
Breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized environment such as the hyperbaric chamber leads to an elevation in the dissolved quantity of oxygen in the blood and tissues.
The team from the Hyperbaric Medicine Program Division is in charge of the SOS Gelures program at the Geneva University Hospitals.
The team from the Hôpitaux du Mont-Blanc Emergency Room is in charge of the French side of the program.
In 2009, the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) received a HAUX Starmed 2400 double hyperbaric chamber with capacity for 16 people.
Currently, HUG is the only university hospital in Switzerland to have such equipment. It is the responsibility of HUG to develop hyperbaric medicine locally, nationally and internationally, and to be a reference center in this discipline.
A Multidisciplinary Hyperbaric Medicine Program has been put into place to achieve these objectives.