Medical professionals across the globe dedicate their lives to caring for patients, and in the current climate, pressure on healthcare facilities has never been higher. Our doctors, nurses, surgeons and other key workers are risking their lives daily to ensure the protection of others. 

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has many uses in the medical and healthcare industries. As well as being used in minimal invasive surgeries, including endoscopy, arthroscopy and laparoscopy - carbon dioxide is also used in Cryotherapy as well as being used to stimulate the respiratory system after anesthesia. Undoubtedly, CO2 has many properties which make it the ideal gas of choice in the healthcare and medical industry. 

Carbon dioxide does however need to be treated with care. Wherever the gas is used - the immediate atmosphere needs careful monitoring to ensure that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere remain at safe levels. Partly because the gas is impossible to detect with the human senses alone.

Failure to detect and measure levels of CO2, can lead to a build up of the gas - which can very quickly overwhelm individuals. Typical signs of carbon dioxide poisoning are sickness and nausea, followed by death by Asphyxiation. As CO2 is heavier than air, dangerous pockets of the gas can build up low to the ground. 

Typical areas which can have a build up of carbon dioxide includes poorly ventilated areas where the gas is used. Storage facilities also need to be carefully monitored for leaks, alongside the pipes and tubing which transports carbon dioxide through a building. 

At Analox, for almost forty years we have been designing and manufacturing cutting edge carbon dioxide monitoring equipment which are all easy to use and setup - keeping your people safe with minimum fuss. 

You can view the full range of these products below, and as always - if you have any questions about monitoring CO2 in your hospital or medical facility, please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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Oxygen Solutions

Enriched oxygen (O2) is widely used in Intensive Care Unit’s (ICU), High Dependency Unit’s (HDU), Accident and Emergency (A&E) and the Emergency Room (ER).  Inert gases such as nitrogen (N2), helium (He), argon (Ar) and liquid nitrogen (LN2) are also used in medical facilities. 

Both enriched oxygen (O2) and inert gases can pose a danger to life and should be closely monitored to ensure the safety of those in the area. 
 
Analox offers a choice of wall mount or personal solutions:

Carbon Dioxide Solutions 

Carbon dioxide (CO2), R744 and Dry Ice are also commonly present in medical facilities. These can all have toxic effects on the human body so it is important to have a carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring system in place. 

Multi-Gas Solutions 

If you are using multiple gases or are looking for an analyzer, we can also offer a solution. 

OEM Sensors 

For when you want sensors for simple integration into your own analysis system or medical equipment. 

Fun Fact

An MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) machine holds 1700 litres of liquid helium. The helium (He) is a mind-blowing -452.2°F and is used to keep the superconducting magnets cool and prevent overheating as they rotate.