OXYGEN DISTRIBUTION IS NOT JUST AT THE ICU AND ARU – WE ALSO HELP DOCTORS AND NURSES ELSEWHERE

There are about 80,000 hospital beds in the Czech Republic, of which 4,000 – 4,500 are at the ICU + ARU and another 21,000 beds with oxygen. Is it possible to increase this capacity safely and without further investment?

OXYGEN DISTRIBUTION IS NOT JUST AT THE ICU AND ARU – WE ALSO HELP DOCTORS AND NURSES ELSEWHERE

Many beds with oxygen have two so-called O2 quick connectors (patient connection points to oxygen) allowing the supply of two patients. A splitter for two patients can also be used (x only up to the maximum permitted flow + not suitable for acute cases).

There is also a reserve in the halls and foyers, where services have ceased to be provided due to the provision of Covid care. Connection points are in the corridors, and in some outpatient departments in the anterooms.

The capacity can be partially increased… mostly doctors, nurses, technical staff are already doing it… We help with further training… we know that doctors and nurses are working to the fullest…

Attention! Oxygen is a dangerous gas and we are at the breaking point of installed system capacity … higher flow increases the risk of fire… higher flow means that O2 will not evaporate properly into the distribution system and the supply may be interrupted for the entire hospital.

The current system can be partially modified. We are also able to quickly retrofit the distribution system of the existing hospital and spa / rehabilitation / other facilities.

The long-term systemic solution for the safe increase of O2 distribution capacities consists in a further change in the preparation of projects and their dimensioning for higher emergency situations.

Together we can do it!

 

Mgr. Ing. Martin Hájek

Chairman of the Board of Directors MZ Liberec a.s.

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