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Oxygen Masks Defined: How to Improve Patient Care and RT Efficiency


Amidst the continuous hum of machinery and hustle of medical professionals, lies a simple yet indispensable tool – the oxygen mask. In this post we take a closer look at this critical device, exploring its purpose and importance in clinical and hospital settings, as well as how the Oxy2Mask improves on this traditional RT tool. Though often overlooked in the grand scheme of medical devices, oxygen masks play a crucial role. They are silent partners, contributing significantly to the processes that keep patients alive and aid their recovery. What is an Oxygen Mask? An oxygen mask, in essence, is a device designed to deliver oxygen from an oxygen source a device designed to deliver oxygen from an oxygen source directly to ease a patient’s breathing. It’s typical for a mask to cover the nose and mouth, ensuring that the individual receives a higher concentration of oxygen than is present in the surrounding air. But, its function and importance go beyond this simplistic description. In the context of healthcare, oxygen masks are much more than just plastic and elastic assemblies. They are meticulously designed tools that play a pivotal role in maintaining and restoring health, especially in critical situations where aRead More…

Canadian Healthcare: André Picard’s Insights and the Promise of A Better Way


As an industry in continuous evolution, healthcare faces new and complex challenges every day. Renowned Canadian health journalist André Picard recently provided a thought-provoking analysis of the current state of Canadian healthcare, describing it as an “implementation crisis”. He noted that while we have the solutions to improve our healthcare system, the issue lies in our reluctance to change and implement those solutions effectively. With this context, this article aims to examine these challenges more deeply, taking cues from Picard’s insights, and propose a potential part of the solution – Southmedic’s Oxy2Mask. This innovative tool could serve as an example of the technology and steps necessary to advance the Canadian healthcare system into the 21st century. Picard’s Analysis of the Problem André Picard has done an exemplary job in outlining the current issues in the Canadian healthcare system. He emphasizes that the crux of the problem is the discrepancy between the demand for 21st-century healthcare and a delivery model still rooted in the 1950s. This isn’t about the quality of care available, nor the advancements in medical technology, but rather, about the system’s failure to adapt and integrate these elements effectively. Picard likens the situation to owning an Edsel whenRead More…