Doc. 98/17Safe Supply of Transportable Medical Liquid Oxygen Systems by Homecare Service Providers

Medical liquid oxygen is a well-established method of supplying patients with supplementary oxygen either in their homes or in healthcare facilities. Liquid oxygen for medical oxygen therapy is supplied in a transportable liquid oxygen System (TLOS), which comprises a base unit and its associated portable unit.

This publication provides a guide for the homecare service provider to give to the patient, carer or healthcare facility staff to emphasise the safe use and storage requirements for medical liquid oxygen supplies, both in the home and in healthcare facilities. It includes the operational specification of the TLOS to provide the patient with the prescribed flowrate but excludes its basic design requirements.

It is intended for use by all those involved in the supply and use of transportable medical liquid oxygen systems.