Entitled ‘Avoiding Medical Gas Mix-Ups’, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has released its new safety training video designed to prevent medical gas incidents.

Serious injury and death can occur when dealing with medical gases, gas mix-ups which have been an ongoing concern of both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

As the oldest medical and industrial gas association in North America, the CGA and its 125 member companies tackle this issue in a new safety training video - Avoiding Medical Gas Mix-Ups (AV-12).

Produced in DVD format, the safety training tool is an informative, easy-to-follow and important product for anyone who administers, handles, purchases or receives medical gases.

Developed by medical gas experts from the CGA, Avoiding Medical Gas Mix-Ups comes with two CGA safety standards and the digital files to produce safety posters created by The FDA in both English and Spanish.

“This video will help prevent tragedies by teaching everyone who administers, handles, purchases, or receives medical gases how to avoid mix-ups,” stated Michael Tiller, Chief Administrative Officer of the CGA.

“Tragedies occur when personnel circumvent built-in safety designs of medical gas containers and connections or when they unintentionally administer the wrong gas to a patient because they did not read the label as they would have for traditional pharmaceuticals.”

Avoiding Medical Gas Mix-Ups is available for a limited time and the introductory price of $199. Bulk order discounts apply, while a trailer of the video can be found on the home page of CGA’s website at www.cganet.com.