It vigourously supports combustion of materials which will not normally burn in air. Medical Grade Nitrous Oxide is a Schedule 4 drug for therapeutic use.
Uses of Medical Gases - Nitrous Oxide:
Medical Grade Nitrous Oxide is widely used as a base anaesthetic generally supplemented with either a potent volatile or intravenous anaesthetic agents.
These supplements are required in approximately half of their normal anaesthetising dose because of the anaesthetic effect of the Nitrous Oxide.
It is used extensively for relative analgesia and as a freezing agent in cryosurgery.
Indications for Medical Gases - Nitrous Oxide:
Nitrous Oxide is indicated in adults and children for general anaesthesia (usually as an adjuvant to other volatile or intravenous anaesthetics) and analgesia (with oxygen) e.g. dentistry and obstetrics.
Contraindications for Medical Gases - Nitrous Oxide:
Should not be administered without the required level of oxygen (at least 30%)
Hypersensitivity to Nitrous Oxide or any other component in the gas is a contraindicated
Should not be used with any condition where air is entrapped within a body
Nitrous Oxide should not be used on intoxicated patients
Where there is prolonged exposure, monitoring of peripheral blood for features of megaloblastic anaemia and leucopenia is recommended
Dosage & Administration of Medical Gases - Nitrous Oxide:
Nitrous Oxide is inhaled through a face mask or tracheal tube by means of an anaesthetic apparatus. The gas is breathed in by the patient and absorbed through the lungs.
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.