Wall oxygen vs cannister

  1. We are designing a new Cancer Center and are at the point where we decide what is in each infusion bay of our outpatient infusion area. The infusion nurses want (and I agree) wall oxygen at every chair. What is everyone's feeling on having the oxygen available on the wall by the chair vs getting an O2 cannister?
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  3. by   canned_bread
    In an emergency situation, a canister is more likely to fail than a wall supply. Furthermore, wall supply in the long run would be cheaper (I would think?). But safety would be the best thing - the wall supply makes sense.
    At our centre we have at each chair bay o2 and suction on wall, as well as a basket attached to the wall that contains the hudson mask and a few bits and bobs for emergencies, and non-emergencies (like tape).