Medical gases are invaluable in a number of areas:
In anaesthesia, medical gases including oxygen, nitrous oxide, air and nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures are a key part of safe and effective patient care.
In intensive care, medical oxygen and medical helium/oxygen mixtures help in the care and comfort of critical ill patients.
In neurology, medical oxygen has proved an effective acute treatment for cluster headache.
In obstetrics, medical nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures provide effective analgesia that can be delivered not only by anaesthetists, but also by midwives.
In pain management, medical nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures deliver fast-acting, rapid onset of analgesia without the need for cannulation.
In pulmonology, medical cardiopulmonary testing gases ensure accurate diagnosis and assessment, while medical oxygen is used to treat and improve the quality of life of patients with chronic lung disorders.