Linde’s Lifegas aids patient safety


Orlando Florida’s AeroCare has become one of the first US homecare companies to provide its home oxygen patients with the FireSafe™ Cannula Valve from LifeGas, the US medical gases business of The Linde Group.

The FireSafe™ Cannula Valve is a fire-arresting device that fits into standard oxygen cannula tubing, which is designed to provide additional protection to oxygen patients from the risk of fires.

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that some 30 percent of patients continue to smoke whilst on oxygen, causing hundreds of home fires every year.

The FireSafe Cannula Valve is located near the patient’s face, and therefore helps to seal off and stop an oxygen fire before it reaches the source of oxygen, such as the tank. This can limit patient injuries, improve the probability of survival and limit the structural damage caused by fire.

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