We have evaluated the adequacy of piped oxygen systems for a number of NHS Trusts, to ensure they are in line within Government guidelines relating to COVID– 19 (Coronavirus).
Because CPAP is often required for patients that have passed into the critical stage of the disease, oxygen flow demand is far greater at each terminal unit in designated areas. This includes 10 L/m for less critical patients.
We are now in a position to offer the following service to all trusts:
- Testing oxygen flow suitability in designated patient Coronavirus areas
- Flow tests measuring static pressures before and during the test, and introducing flows to the calculated amount
- Comprehensive reporting of the test results with detailed recommendations
The results we have to date clearly indicate that some of the designated areas will not support the required flow should CPAP be a requirement.
In these cases we have provided the solution to allow the designated area to be used.