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Toxic Places and Confined Spaces – Using the CAREvent® CA for Toxic Environment Rescue and Resuscitation

The Problem

Toxic environment rescue and resuscitation is both an important an emotive subject. The death of an otherwise healthy individual in an industrial accident due to the inhalation of a toxic gas, or from anoxia due to an oxygen depleted environment, is unacceptable in today’s health and safety conscious society. No worker should enter an area that has the potential to be Immediately Dangerous to life or Health (IDLH) without the proper protective equipment and monitoring of the space. But what of the environment that is tested and found to be “clean”? There may still be pockets of toxic gas lurking in corners, or striated in the atmosphere waiting for the unsuspecting worker to disturb the gas and take a breath!

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