Emergency oxygen can be given for many breathing and cardiac emergencies. It can help improve hypoxia (insufficient oxygen reaching the cells) and reduce pain and breathing discomfort.
Emergency oxygen delivery systems include the following equipment:
An oxygen cylinder: Oxygen cylinders come in different sizes and have various pressure capacities. Cylinder contains medical grade oxygen. A pressure regulator with flow meter: The pressure regulator controls the pressure coming out of the cylinder and is indicated on the gauge in PSI. The flow-meter controls how rapidly the oxygen flows from the cylinder to the victim. A delivery device: An oxygen delivery device. Tubing carries the oxygen from the regulator to the delivery device. Delivery devices include nasal cannulas, resuscitation masks, non-rebreather masks and bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs).
Grannus also provides training on how to use Emergency oxygen cylinder effectively in case of breathing or cardiac emergencies.