Medical and medicinal gases are invaluable in a number of areas:
In anaesthesia, medical and medicinal gases including oxygen, nitrous oxide, air and nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures are a key part of safe and effective patient care.
In intensive care, medicinal oxygen and medical helium/oxygen mixtures help in the care and comfort of critical ill patients.
- In neurology, medicinal oxygen has proved an effective acute treatment for cluster headache.
- In obstetrics, medicinal nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures provide effective analgesia that can be delivered not only by anaesthetists, but also by midwives.
In pain management, medicinal nitrous oxide/oxygen mixtures deliver fast-acting, rapid onset of analgesia without the need for cannulation.