Medical facilities are now using helium as an alternative to carbon dioxide in some surgical settings.
Less-invasive surgeries like laparoscopy, arthroscopy, endoscopy, and cryotherapy procedures changed the medical field in a radical way. Carbon dioxide began to be used to insufflate patients, enlarging and stabilizing body cavities for greater access and visibility during surgery with smaller incisions. The importance of medical advancements like this one are hard to over-emphasize.
Today, medical facilities are now using helium as an alternative to carbon dioxide in some surgical settings. The primary reason for this change is that it helps prevent respiratory acidosis, a medical condition in which the lungs cannot effectively remove the carbon dioxide the body produces.
Helium is also being used in conjunction with oxygen to treat respiratory conditions like asthma and emphysema. Regardless of the reason, if your hospital, surgical center, or other medical facility in Durham, North Carolina needs access to medical helium, don’t hesitate to contact us at Pure-Line Plumbing.
We are certified installers for compressed medical gas systems, like those supplying helium and other key medical gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, and medical air). Our nationwide certifications include more than just installation. We can also handle all your verification, maintenance, and even your instruction needs.
Each medical gas used needs its own separate system, often including gas-specific fittings, a central supply source, and a piping network that may include manifolds, valves, alarm systems, and more. We understand the vital importance of these systems and making sure they run smoothly with no unexpected failures. Your patients are counting on you, and you can count on us. Contact us now.