Medical oxygen is a Life Saving gas, and can be used in hospital, pre-hospital or entirely out of hospital, dependent on the needs of the patient and their medical professionals’ opinions.
The principal uses of oxygen stems from its strong oxidizing and life sustaining properties. It is used in medicine for therapeutic purposes.
Provide a basis for virtually all modern anesthetic techniques
Restore tissue oxygen tension by improving oxygen availability in a wide range of conditions such as COPD, cyanosis, shock, severe hemorrhage, carbon monoxide poisoning, major trauma, cardiac/respiratory arrest.
Provide life support for artificially ventilated patients