Development of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Breathing System
Final rept. Jan 1969-Feb 1973
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The USAFSAM portable therapeutic liquid oxygen LOX breathing system was designed to meet an urgent operational requirement to provide a portable, low pressure, therapeutic oxygen system for use on multimission aeromedical aircraft that do not have an integral therapeutic oxygen system. Specifications required that the systems be safe, compact, lightweight, and self-contained. They were to be capable of delivering therapeutic oxygen at rates from 8 to 10 liters per minute to two patients simultaneously for a minimum of 6 hours. Compatibility of the system with all USAF approved ventilatory, resuscitative, and inhalation therapy equipment was required. The evaluations indicated the portable LOX system performed the function for which it was designed in a satisfactory manner and recommended it be standardized for routine use in Air Force aeromedical evacuation missions.
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