FRISCO, Texas, Feb 26, 2013 -- OxySure(R) Systems, Inc., a medical device innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its "oxygen from powder" technology is excited to announce that in excess of 2,000 saves have been estimated in connection with the use of its flagship product, the OxySure Model 615 emergency oxygen device.
A 'save' is regarded as an incident during which Model 615 was used to assist someone in a medical emergency or other distress situation. Examples of such situations vary widely, and can include serious incidents such as cardiac arrest (in which OxySure is used post-resuscitation), as well as events such as asthma attacks, COPD exacerbations, allergy attacks, heat exhaustion, hypoxia/altitude sickness, migraine attacks, poisoning/overdose, diabetic emergencies, smoke inhalation, seizures, chest pain, fainting, dehydration, near drowning, hyperthermia, injury with trauma, and the treatment of shock. The standard of care in most medical emergencies is for first responders to provide supplemental oxygen to patients typically immediately upon arrival. OxySure's Model 615 allows lay rescuers to begin sooner, thereby bridging the gap until professional responders arrive on the scene and can provide more advanced care.
"The OxySure Model 615 enables a loved one, bystander or even the person him/herself to provide oxygen, awaiting the arrival of emergency medical responders," stated Dr. Vincent Mosesso, Medical Director of pre-hospital care services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and also co-founder and Medical Director of the National Center for Early Defibrillation, now called Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association.
"We are indeed thrilled by the phenomenal usage validation our product has enjoyed in a very short period of time," stated Julian Ross, CEO of OxySure. "We believe that as our installed base continues to grow the usage will grow significantly, as will the comfort level and awareness of the product by our customers."
"OxySure is going to increase that golden window of opportunity when things have to be done immediately to ensure survival," stated Dr. James R. Winn, former CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States.