Oxygen Tanks Allow for Easy BreathingOxygen tanks are necessary items for those having respiratory difficulty. Please note that all oxygen cylinders are shipped empty due to federal regulations on shipping.
What Is Oxygen Used for In First Aid?Oxygen is used to help treat patients that have become suddenly ill or injured. Oxygen therapy is for patients who are struggling to breathe on their own or not getting enough oxygen. A lack of oxygen can quickly cause the person to go into shock and permanent brain damage.
What Is an Oxygen Kit?An emergency oxygen kit carries an oxygen tank, oxygen mask, a regulator, tubing, protective equipment, items to clear the airway, blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes, and first aid supplies. Everything a first responder needs to treat someone who is gravely injured and requires oxygen.
How To Tell If Someone Needs OxygenIf a person or patient has any of the following symptoms, they may be suffering from low oxygen levels. In any situation where oxygen is needed, call 911. 911 operators can also provide additional patient analysis over the phone.
Shortness of Breath
Confusion and or Lack of Focus
Bluish Color in the Skin, Fingernails, or Lips
Note: Shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, coughing, and wheezing are all common occurrences. If these symptoms occur when someone has not been exercising, or has been sleeping or resting, then low oxygen levels are likely.