Ok, I have a question to pose to everyone and would like to see if anyone has any information that could help us out. There is a BIG dilemma (? spelling
) at work about this. We have an oxygen tank that is about knee high that is in a carrier/roller it actually sits down in this and has a handle that way we can roll the O2 tank where ever necessary. Ok my question is my shift keeps the O2 tank out because I work in a Rehabilitation Facility that teaches students a trade so that when they leave the center they are trained to go out in the big world and prosper. Ok therefore we have TBI's that are very seizure prone, we have CP, SB and so forth. The other shifts when they come in get upset because the O2 tank is out, they say that it has to be kept under lock and key or that it has to be chained to the wall because if it falls over it would explode. What makes us upset is that last week we had a student that had a seizure when he came down to get his meds and both nurses had to go to him and we HAD to give our keys to security to unlock the med room to get the O2 tank out d/t cyanosis. If the tank was sitting out where we put it then we could have gotten O2 on him sooner. Does anyone know what regulations go with this? I hope I haven't confused you. I told the girls at work I would post this and see what I can learn, so please help us.