It is supplied as a compressed gas in high pressure cylinders. Generally considered non-toxic at atmospheric pressure. Materials not normally considered combustible may be ignited by sparks in Oxygen-rich atmospheres. Advice should be sought from BOC before using any materials for Oxygen service which have not been supplied for use with Oxygen and marked accordingly.
Essential for human respiration, Oxygen sustains life
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
Oxygen is also widely used in high altitude and underwater breathing, and hyperbaric chambers
Oxygen is used as the basis for virtually all modern anaesthetic techniques as well as pre and post operative management
To provide life support by restoring Oxygen levels in tissue for a range of conditions such as; cyanosis as a result of cardiopulmonary disease; surgical trauma, chest wounds and rib fractures; shock, severe haemorrhage and coronary occlusion; Carbon Monoxide poisoning; hyperpyrexia; major trauma e.g.: road traffic accidents and gunshot wounds
In the management of sudden cardiac and respiratory arrest, whether drug induced or traumatic
In the resuscitation of the critically ill when the circulation is impaired and 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.