Regardless of your pharmaceutical facility’s location, due to security protocols, it can take some time for EMS/EMT to reach a person in your facility who needs medical attention. You’ll want to be as prepared as possible to deal with any medical situation such as cardiac or airway emergencies. Our R15 portable emergency oxygen device can provide a victim with a continuous flow of 100% oxygen for 15 minutes at 6 L/minute during the critical minutes before the EMS/EMT arrive.
If someone is struggling to breathe or has collapsed due to an airway or cardiac emergency, we recommend you call 911 and then use the R15 Emergency Oxygen on the victim until EMS arrive. These are some examples of the types of emergencies an R15™ should be used:
Shortness of Breath/Troubled Breathing
Fainting (from heat exhaustion or dehydration, etc.)
Carbon Monoxide or Food poisoning
Personal injury accident causing person to pass out
Blood Clots in lung
COPD Flair Up
Features of our R15 portable emergency oxygen device:
Safe to place in any location for easy access
Cleared by the FDA
Instructions are easy to understand and placed on unit
No batteries or electricity required
No training needed
Unlike compressed gas cylinders which are potentially explosive, the R15 is the only safe alternative emergency oxygen system for all facilities. Plus, the R15 can be placed on a shelf or any visible area where everyone can see it for quick access in emergencies. Oxygen cylinders must be stored in fire resistant cabinets and only people who have specific training may activate an oxygen cylinder. The R15 is the only accessible emergency oxygen with no special storage or training required. It is an essential emergency safety device to have on hand. Every second without oxygen can negatively affect survival: improve your emergency preparedness program by adding emergency oxygen with the R15.
Where to put the R15
The R15 portable emergency oxygen unit for your facility is safe to place anywhere. Since the placement of the AED (automated external defibrillator) is a familiar emergency response location, it is both logical and convenient to place the R15 with the AED. To determine additional locations for the R15, an excellent model is in airports where their goal is to have access to AED’s and other safety equipment within 1 – 3 minutes. Every second without oxygen can negatively affect someone’s survival. Key locations to place the R15 include: next to security stations, near elevators, cafeterias, main reception areas, near lavatories, in secured or restricted access, eye wash stations, laboratories, photocopy & printer areas and on walls in main corridors.