Medical Oxygen

Air Liquide Healthcare has years of proven experience in providing medical gases and equipment to the Australian market. Our qualified staff strive to serve all of our patients and customers as professionally, effectively and efficiently as possible.

Medical oxygen is a respiratory assistance gas.

It is used as a medical treatment in both chronic and acute cases. Depending on the prescription, it may be used for:

  • Correction of hypoxia
  • Supply to ventilators in anesthesia and resuscitation
  • Nebulisation for respiratory aerosol medications

Air Liquide Healthcare offers medical oxygen in a variety of cylinders sizes to meet the needs of your facility:

Cylinder SizeVolume
B160 L
C460 L
D 1.6 m3
E4.2 m3
G10.3 m3
Pack 12123.6 m3
Medical Oxygen Product Information
IndicationsFor respiratory delivery where there is a requirement for medicinal oxygen to treat or prevent hypoxemia.
Contraindication There is no formal contraindication to normobaric oxygen therapy. Due to increased risk of fire, patients should not smoke during oxygen therapy.
Method of AdministrationIn the emergency/acute setting, the usual dose for adults to treat or prevent acute oxygen deficiency is 3-4 litres per minute when using nasal prongs or 5-15 litres per minute with a mask. Oxygen treatment must be continuously evaluated and the effect measured by means of PaO2 or arterial oxygen saturation.
Adverse Effects (extract) Up to 2 atmospheres, pulmonary toxicity occurs before CNS toxicity; at higher pressures, the reverse applies. Symptoms of CNS toxicity include nausea, mood changes, vertigo, twitching, convulsions and loss of consciousness.
Interactions with other Medicines Potentially fatal pulmonary toxicity can develop in patients treated with Bleomycin who are exposed to conventional oxygen concentrations during anaesthesia. High dose oxygen may increase the risks of Amiodarone-induced post-operative adult respiratory distress syndrome (see Amiodarone Product Information)
Product Information Please review Product Information before prescribing. Available from Air Liquide Healthcare or downloaded from the TGA Public Information website eBS.

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Resources

  • Safety Data Sheet: Medical Oxygen (Compressed)

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  • Safety Data Sheet: Medical Oxygen (Refrigerated)

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  • Cylinder Safety Basics

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  • 4 Easy Steps - Medical Oxygen Cylinders

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