Medical Gas Testing
The NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities, 2005 specification provides requirements for medical gas systems in health care facilities. Trace provides air and gas analyses in support of these guidelines.
Medical Gas Testing Requirements Include:
- Piping Particulate
- Medical Gas Purity
- Piping Purity (Air, O2, N2O, N2)
- Medical Gas Concentration Test (O2, N2O, N2)
Trace's routine turnaround for results is fast - within 24 hours of receipt with immediate notification if sample fails to meet specifications. Test results are sent electronically within an additional work day. However, if you need your results faster - Same Day Rush Services are available for an additional fee.
Trace Analytics strongly recommends reading NFPA 99 in its entirety for a full understanding of all standards pertaining to health care facilities. A copy of NFPA 99 can be viewed or purchased at nfpa.org.
NFPA 99 is scheduled to be revised in 2012.
"This guidance makes recommendations that will help hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities avoid the tragedies that result from medical gas mix-ups". Guidance for Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Health Care Facilities – FDA Public Health Advisory read more
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"I hope that I have raised the level of awareness of the magnitude that all piped medical gas distribution systems play in directly influencing patient outcomes." The Patient Safety Advocate Role of Piped Anesthesia/Medical Gas Professionals by Edward J. Lyczko read more