Oxygen - O2. It sustains life and is used in emergency, operating and resuscitation rooms, and to provide respiratory assistance.
Carbon Dioxide - CO2. Carbon Dioxide is used in operating theaters for insufflation, in dermatology and to analyse blood gases. It is also used in medical air or other mixtures to test respiratory functions and as dry ice for sample transport.
Helium - He. Helium is used for medical imaging, and when mixed with oxygen assists with severe respiratory obstruction, used as a carrier gas in analytical applications and in hyperbaric decompression chambers.
Medical Air - Medical air is used to provide respiratory assistance, drive suction venturis and for surgical tools.
Nitrogen - N2. Nitrogen is essentially a diluent gas, and is used as a surgical excipient. In liquid form, it is used for dermatology, cryobiology, cryosurgery and cryotherapy.
Nitrous Oxide - N2O. Nitrous Oxide is primarily used as an inhalant anaesthetic and analgesic agent in combination with oxygen or anaesthetic agents.
Nitronox - Nitronox is the safest known analgesic, free from after effects. It is self-administered by patients as a highly effective short-term pain control.
Medical Gas Supply Methods
Vacuum insulated vessels, cylinders, compressors, vacuum pumps, Dewars and gas generators.
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Air Liquide Healthcare: protecting vulnerable lives
All over the world, the Air Liquide Healthcare aims to provide customers in the continuum of care, from hospital to home with medical products, specialty ingredients and services that contribute to protecting vulnerable lives.
• 1 million patients worldwide are cared for at home by our teams
• 7,500 hospitals and clinics are supplied
• 10,000 employees in more than 30 countries
Breakdown of the various activities
• 45% home healthcare
• 36% medical gases and equipment, associated services
• 19% hygiene and healthcare specialty ingredients
In the course of conducting our activities, we are constantly confronted with the vulnerability of life: patients facing painful surgical procedures in emergency rooms or operating theatres, exposed to the risk of hospital-acquired infections, patients suffering from chronic diseases or multiple pathologies, etc.
As a key player in health, Air Liquide Healthcare, is present throughout the care pathway – namely in prevention, treatment and follow up for patients.
We offer products and services in the hospital and at home in 4 domains: medical gases, home healthcare, hygiene and healthcare specialty ingredients.
Air Liquide is the world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.