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Healthcare

Helping you breathe easier

At Praxair, we take care of your needs so you can take care of your patients. Tens of thousands of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities trust us to provide medical gases like nitrogen to preserve vital blood and tissue, helium for MRIs, and oxygen and respiratory therapy gases to help patients breathe. 

In an industry that touches all of our lives, we know our customers expect the highest quality medical gases and equipment, and the most comprehensive service — and that's what we deliver. We are a single reliable source for medical and specialty gases, equipment and services. Our distribution network is the largest in the United States. And we are committed to innovation that helps you stay one step ahead.


Related Gases


MedipureTM Medical Gases

At Praxair, we offer a full line of medical gases in high pressure and liquid cylinders distributed under the Medipure brand name. Praxair’s Medipure medical gases, classified by the Food and Drug Administration as drugs, are produced in accordance with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices and Praxair’s high quality standards. All of our medical gases alone or in combination with other gases, meet USP/NF requirements and offer high levels of purity and consistency.

Oxygen USP

We are a long time provider of USP grade oxygen and bulk oxygen storage equipment to medical facilities, for the treatment or prevention of insufficient oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia and hypoxia).

Medical Air USP

Medical air USP is used extensively in the ICU, PICU and NICU areas, and with pulmonary nebulizers to reduce the risk of excess oxygen in the lungs or other body tissue (hyperoxia) during mechanical ventilation or surgical procedures.

Nitrogen NF

Nitrogen NF is often used in pre-flight lung testing to measure a person’s response to a simulated aircraft cabin environment (hypoxic challenge testing) as well as to power medical devices, and as a cryogen to freeze and preserve blood, tissue, and other biological specimens, and to freeze and destroy diseased tissue in cryosurgery and dermatology.

Nitrous Oxide USP

Nitrous oxide USP is used in the healthcare industry as an analgesic and adjunct to anesthesia.

Helium USP and Heliox USP

Mixtures containing helium USP are often used for the treatment of fixed partial upper obstruction or increased airway resistance, helping patients breathe easier. It is also used in liquefied form to help MRI machines reach a superconductance state in order to produce high-resolution body images without radiation exposure.

Carbon Dioxide USP

Used for insufflation, carbon dioxide USP can also be combined with oxygen or air for respiratory simulation.

Carbon Monoxide

Used in trace amounts as an ingredient for testing how well the lungs exchange gases (lung diffusion testing).


Applications


Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy

Noxivent (nitric oxide) gas, for inhalation is a prescription drug available to healthcare professionals trained in the administration of inhaled nitric oxide therapy. The NOxBOXi delivery device provides intelligent nitric oxide delivery with precise real-time monitoring of nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen through a touch screen with a step-by-step guided interface to enable ease of use.


Pulmonary Function Testing

For many people with respiratory conditions, pulmonary function testing can be life-changing and life-saving. We provide the highest purity medical gases required.


Minimally Invasive Cryotherapy

Medical gases, such as argon and helium, are available in ultra-high pressure 6000 psig cylinders to facilitate cryoablation procedures for tumor and cancer treatment.

Respiratory Therapy & High Flow Heliox

We can supply you and your staff with a full range of Medipure™ brand pure medical gases and multi-component mixtures to meet your needs.


Medical Laboratory

A full line of specialty gases and specialty gas mixtures are available in various grades including ultra high purity and research grades to meet the exacting standards for in-hospital testing.


Tissue Transport & Blood Platelet Preservation

Ultra-Ice brand Dry Ice enables long-distance transportation of biospecimens as well as Liquid Nitrogen-NF grade for cryopreservation and blood platelet storage without the use of mechanical freezers.


Services


Analytical Services

Praxair offers you a comprehensive analytical testing service program. Our experienced team of professionals is available to answer your questions through our 24-hour emergency response system, which includes on-call chemists.

Cryogen & MRI Services

Available 24/7, our MRI helium and transfilling service is a reliable and cost effective solution. We can meet your requirements throughout the U.S.

Healthcare Facility Optimization & Management

We want to provide you with solutions that promote a safer work and clinical environment, and improve patient care. To do that, we offer a custom 95-point on-site survey to help you stay on top of changing medical standards, monitor and control employee chemical exposure and indoor air quality, and maintain your new and old medical gas systems.

Maintenance Program for Medical Piping Systems

Praxair offers a comprehensive program for medical gas pipeline systems in your facility that includes periodic testing, preventive maintenance, repairs, certification, utility system audits, decontamination services, engineering services, education and training.

Turnkey Solutions for Medical Gas Piping Systems

Our turnkey installations help ensure code compliance with OSHA, The Joint Commission, NFPA, ASME, DHHS, MGPHO, ASHE, ASPE, AWS and state and local codes. Our turnkey solutions include designing upgrades or project expansions, installation and construction, shutdown management and brazing certification.


Products


Grab n Go Advanced Respiratory Systems

Our Grab 'n Go® respiratory systems are made up of highly portable medical gas cylinders and integrated regulators. Each system features a built-in contents gauge so you always know your supply levels.

High Flow Therapy Delivery System

Praxair is the exclusive North American distributor for the Vapotherm Precision Flow® Heliox high flow delivery device. We also offer products like Medipure™ medical air or heliox USP gases, integrated valves, custom cylinder carts, and proprietary connections.

Medipure™ - Advanced Cylinder Technology

Praxair is committed to delivering  innovative products and services that make a real difference in how you deliver patient care.  We offer next generation medical gas cylinders with integrated regulator technology, content indication and alert features to help you increase patient satisfaction, simplify inventory, and reduce run-outs.  Available in Oxygen USP, Nitrous Oxide USP, and Heliox.

Microbulk Medical Gas Delivery

The Praxair microbulk system solves delivery problems and reduces on-site cylinder handling while providing supply security, improved safety and more productivity.

Microbulk for Medical Gas Delivery

Emergency Oxygen Supply Manifold

When an unexpected event interrupts your bulk supply, our Emergency Oxygen Supply Manifold (EOSM) system can help quickly restore oxygen supply to patients in your healthcare facility. This portable device sits on a moveable cart, rolls easily through a standard size doorway, and attaches to your facility’s emergency oxygen supply connection. It connects your oxygen system quickly and easily to a portable dewar or cylinder and can temporarily help maintain the central system while the primary oxygen source is being restored.

Emergency Oxygen Supply Manifold