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Setting-up the Pod emergency Oxygen delivery system

& guidelines for it’s correct use.



To set-up the Pod:


1. Place the cylinder with identified gas safely near the casualty in a secure position;

2. Flip off the two black rubber covers at each end of the Pod, revealing the low pressure input coupler and  the ‘nipple’ for the Oxygen tubing for either a reservoir mask or bag-valve mask with the last choice being a pocket mask with O2 inlet;

3. Making sure the cylinder valve is ‘OPEN’;

4. Connect the low pressure hose to the Input Coupler on the Pod;

5. Twist the Pod’s centre control to 25L/min-1 ‘purge flow rate’ and allow the gas to flow through the Pod, clearing any water, etc., from within, before setting and leaving the flow rate at 15L/min-1;

6. The Pod nipple can now be connected to emergency Oxygen administration mask as dictated by the severity of the casualty, see below;


Note: The remaining Bar pressure within the cylinder can be monitored by using the standard dive gauge attached to the cylinders first stage (or a dive computer with a ‘sender’ that monitors the remaining level). If the cylinder’s supply is running low and the Emergency Rescue Services (EMS) are not yet on scene, obtain another cylinder (if available) to maintain the highest O2 concentration for the maximum period of time. With the quick release connection of the Pod to the LP hose, it can be instantly transferred to the new cylinder.


Pod use with a conscious, breathing, casualty


 Pod use for the unconscious, breathing, casualty:



Pod use for the  non-breathing  casualty (Drowning):


        FiO2 @ 15L/min-1;

        Maintain the Airway;

        Mask (BVM); 1 breath every 5 to 6 seconds;

        while squeezing the bag (Rescuer 2);


 Pod use for the non-breathing casualty (Cardiac Arrest):



RescuEAN Pod features

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Risks and hazards associated to Nitrox/Oxygen use:



IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL USUAL SAFETY PROCEDURES BE FOLLOWED WHEN HANDLING CYLINDERS CONTAINING ANY INCREASED LEVEL OF OXYGEN. FOR FULL DETAILS OF RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS VIEW:

BOC’s Oxygen Safety Recommendations HERE  (in particular from page 9 onwards).



The gas flowing through the RescuEAN Pod is at low pressure when entering the Pod as it has passed through a 1st stage - therefore the friction risk is greatly reduced.  


As the Oxygen concentration in a cylinder can vary greatly - common sense and safety procedures (Please also refer to your Diving Certifier’s Guidelines for use of higher Oxygen concentrations) should make the use of the Pod safe for both the rescuer and the casualty.


These include:



When carrying cylinders, use both hands around the cylinder and avoid holding the cylinder by the valve because this can leave behind potentially combustible contaminates, including dirt and skin oil.

RescuEAN Pod maintenance:


Each time the Pod is exposed to the elements or immersed/sprayed with water or on a boat/RIB - the Pod should be thoroughly rinsed with fresh, clean water and purged by connecting to a low pressure hose and blown through to clear of water, debris, etc.


In many instances, the Pod may not be used for long periods of time. In this event, every three months, the Pod should be tested by setting up and checking its functions BEFORE taking as a safety back-up on a dive outing.


The Pod is constructed with the best materials available to reduce, as much as possible, the need for ongoing maintenance but please advise RescuEAN of any concerns you may have.


By using 316 marine grade stainless steel for the internal control valve system, stem/coupler and nozzle, it offers the maximum resistance to corrosion, even in salt water and is a highly recommended metal for use with all levels of Oxygen. The three ‘O’ rings within the control system are medical grade/Oxygen compatible and, if properly maintained, will last many years.


There is no grease or oils used within the controls that could contaminate the oxygen mix as it passes through and when it leaves us, it can be considered O2 clean.