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BPR Medical: US oxygen users at higher risk

October 28, 2019Tracy Orzel

LONDON - American oxygen users are twice as likely to die in a home oxygen fire than in Japan, and 20 times more likely than in England, according to a new study from BPR Medical, a medical gas designer manufacturer. The report identified 311 separate home oxygen fires over a 20-month period, resulting in 164 deaths, 71 serious injuries and 119 minor injuries. HME News spoke to Richard Radford, managing director, about how these fires start and what can stop them.HME News: Did anything about the...

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Report: Home oxygen users at risk for fire

September 18, 2019HME News Staff

LONDON - A patient dies every four days in fires involving home oxygen in the U.S., according to a new report from BPR Medical. During a 20-month period, 311 incidents resulting in 164 deaths were recorded. The majority of deaths (145) were the oxygen users themselves, while 18 were family members or other residents. Exploding cylinders are referenced in 33% of reported incidents, creating a high risk for emergency services and members of the public. BPR Medical is a manufacturer of medical gas therapy...

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Study: US oxygen fatalities far outnumber those in England

March 22, 2019HME News Staff

LONDON - Home oxygen fatalities in the US are nearly twenty times than in England, according to new research from BPR, a medical gas specialist.BPR used data from local health service organizations (clinical commissioning groups) in England to compare how many incidents and fatalities were recorded in that country between 2013 and 2017 to that same time period in the US.Among the 73% of English CCGs that responded, one fatality and 63 non-fatal incidents were recorded. When the results are extrapolated...

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