Generally considered non-toxic at atmospheric pressure.
Advice should be sought from BOC Medical before using any materials for Oxygen service which have not been supplied for use with Oxygen and marked accordingly. Equipment to handle Liquid Oxygen must be constructed of suitable materials for the low temperature encountered.
Uses of Medical Gases - Liquid Oxygen:
Oxygen is essential for human respiration. In anaesthesia, Oxygen functions as a carrier gas for the delivery of anaesthetic agents to the tissues of the body.
In respiratory therapy, Oxygen is administered to increase the amount of Oxygen and thus decrease the amount of other gases circulating in the blood.
Anaesthetic practice is almost totally dependent on Oxygen during complicated surgery. Oxygen provides the main life-saving support in intensive care units.
Treatment after cardiac arrest usually depends on artificial ventilation with supplementary Oxygen, and its use is often essential in chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions, as well as to relieve all forms of hypoxia other than histotoxic.
Medical Gases - Liquid Oxygen is widely used:
In virtually all modern anaesthetic techniques, as well as pre and post operative management
To restore normal tissue Oxygen tension in a wide range of conditions, such as hypoxia due to cardiopulmonary disease, major trauma and shock
To manage sudden cardiac and respiratory arrest, whether drug induced or traumatic
To resuscitate the critically ill when the circulation is impaired
In neo-natal resuscitation
BOC Ltd | Medical Gases and Equipment
BOC Ltd is a member of the Linde Group and Australia’s largest provider of Medical Gases.
With two distinct customer groups, Institutions and Private Patients, BOC Ltd has a service tailored to each groups' needs.
For the Institutions, ranging from large hospitals through to the local Doctors Surgery, BOC Ltd ensures that these customers have a sufficient and reliable supply of high grade quality Medical Gases and related equipment. For home patients we ensure that our patients have the equipment and gases they need and are adequately trained and comfortable with their use.
Why use BOC Ltd?
Our experience enables us to efficiently transfer global knowledge and worldwide applications technology to suit your requirements.
The benefits include:
1. High quality Safe Products providing peace of mind to all
2. Provision of Patient Education ensuring maximum benefit from the Therapies provided
3. Access to a complete range of gases, equipment and safety products
4. Access to new technologies in medical equipment
5. Cost-effective, national geographical delivery and supply options
6. Skilled team
7. Dedicated national customer service centre.