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?
May 18, '12
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).