All About a Little Life-Saving Device: The Nasal Cannula

Nasal Cannulas

Sometimes the simplest products are the best. Judging from the demand for one of Pickering Safety’s best-selling products, the Nasal Cannula and related oxygen and airway products, this has been the case for the start of 2022.

The Life Saving Nasal Cannula

During the early days of the pandemic, many people died due to a critical shortage of ventilators. People with compromised immune systems that contracted Covid were unable to breath without assistance in many cases. For the most severe cases, patients are intubated, although intubation presents potential long-term complications.

In simple terms, a Nasal Cannula provides supplemental oxygen through the nasal passages. For people suffering from low oxygen levels—one of the direst symptoms from severe cases of Covid-a Nasal Cannula delivers oxygen directly through the nostrils. Over time, care-givers have been using Nasal Cannulas whenever possible in hospital and other clinical settings.

Many ailments and conditions are helped by a Nasal Cannula

While Covid cases have been the most publicized uses for the Nasal Cannula, this simple device is effective for delivering vital oxygen for people suffering from many different types of ailments, including:

  • CPOD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Failure
  • General difficulty with breathing

One notable benefit being studied from using Nasal Cannulas versus intubation for Covid cases is potentially avoiding the long-term effects of intubation like difficulty swallowing or speaking.

For people suffering from CPOD and other pulmonary disorders, a Nasal Cannula can be set up for home use when paired with an oxygen source, such as an oxygen tank or oxygen concentrator. As with any device used for personal health, it is essential to maintain and clean your equipment.

Pickering Safety and the Supply Chain for Safety Equipment

Pickering Safety has been a leader in supplying critical equipment for treating Covid cases in the Lower Mainland and Western Canada. With medical supplies in great demand during the trying period of the last few years, we take pride in delivering vital supplies like the Nasal Cannula in a timely fashion to those in need. We invite you to explore our wide range of safety and medical products offered at very competitive prices.