OxyMask™ News

Southmedic Supports Fanshawe College Respiratory Students on Medical Mission to Guatemala

Apr 26, 2024
Southmedic is pleased to partner with the Respiratory Students at Fanshawe College for their upcoming medical mission to Guatemala. We wish you well, and we thank YOU for taking your healthcare expertise beyond our borders.  

OxyMask™ Exclusive Distribution Partnership

Jan 23, 2019
Southmedic is pleased to share our newest partnership of our OxyMask™ products with Medline Industries. More information can be found here: https://newsroom.medline.com/releases/medline-awarded-exclusive-distribution-of-oxymask-by-southmedic-inc

New Clinical Evidence on OxyMask!

Mar 29, 2018
Congratulations Patricia DeJuilio and team from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital on the publication of this study! The Evaluation of Safety and Cost of an Open-Design Oxygen Mask in a Large Community Hospital highlights how OxyMask not only improves patient safety but also significantly reduces cost. Read more: https://thebetteroxygenmask.com/research-papers/

Are you sure your patient is sleeping?

Feb 22, 2018
OxyMask™ does not cause rebreathing of exhaled CO2 at low flow oxygen, addressing concerns for sentinel events. Benefits 1. 2017. Oxygen flow rate and the rebreathing of CO2 in oxygen simple masks and OxyMask™. Department of Clinical Engineering, Respiratory care division, Yokohama municipal citizens hospital, KANAGAWA JAPAN.

A Closed Mask May Cause Patient Harm At Inappropriate Flow Settings

May 17, 2017
All hospital staff are affected by patient safety. A culture committed to patient safety ensures quality care. A closed oxygen mask may cause patient harm at inappropriate flow settings. Some masks require a minimum O2 flow to ensure CO2 is being flushed out of the mask. Rebreathing CO2 can lead to hypercapnia and even patient death. The OxyMask’s open design technology reduces the risk of CO2 rebreathing at oxygen flows as low as  1 LPM. During exhalation, the mask openings allow expired carbon dioxide to escape. These openings also minimizes the potential of emesis being aspirated. Learn more about the safety benefits of OxyMask: http://thebetteroxygenmask.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Patient-Safety-Sell-Sheet.pdf    

New Clinical Education Tools

Feb 3, 2017
New educational tools are now available https://thebetteroxygenmask.com/clinical-education/. There are three new in service videos, handouts, online quiz, and more! Contact our sales and marketing department for support on your next training sessions at oxymask@southmedic.com.