CGA Technical Webinar:

How to Safely Design, Install, and Operate Medical Gas Supply Systems in Health Care Facilities

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

2:00 – 3:00PM Eastern

(11AM Pacific; 12PM Mountain; 1PM Central)

(part of the CGAConnect 2020 family of online events)

Presented by:
Rob Early, Technical Manager, Compressed Gas Association

REGISTRATION CLOSES: 11:59PM Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 1, 2020

Compressed medical gases (CMG) are used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, and prevention of disease.  The most common use is oxygen USP for breathing assistance and medical treatment, but other gases are also used at health care facilities.

The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of having a properly designed bulk medical gas supply system in order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medical gases.  Medical gas supply systems have some unique requirements that provide for enhanced reliability and safety in operation.

The safety publication, CGA M-1, Standard for Medical Gas Supply Systems at Health Care Facilities, provides details on how to design, install, and operate a medical gas supply system.

This webinar will cover material in CGA M-1, as well as other codes and standards. Topics to be covered include:

  • Definitions of medical gas supply systems
  • Code and regulatory requirements
  • Training personnel
  • Selecting and installing equipment
  • Starting up and maintaining a medical gas supply system
  • Learnings from the COVID-19 crisis

Regardless of your background (some or no experience with medical gas supply systems) this webinar will help you advance your knowledge of this important topic.

Registration for this webinar is open to all. Employees who work for CGA member companies may participate for free (see pricing details at the bottom of the page).

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How a medical gas supply system differs from a typical industrial gas supply system

  • How to train and certify personnel who work on medical gas supply systems

  • How to design a medical gas supply system for current use and for future growth

  • How to keep up with regulatory and code changes for medical gas supply systems

  • How to operate and maintain a medical gas supply system

“The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of having a properly designed bulk medical gas supply system in order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medical gases.”

Audience level:

  • Non-technical, entry-level (little to no knowledge of the topic is required)
  • Intermediate (basic knowledge and understanding of the topic)

The 45 minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the audience, so come prepared with your questions.

About Our Speaker: Rob Early

Rob Early serves as the Technical Manager for nine CGA committees, including the Bulk Distribution Equipment and Standards Committee.

Before joining the Compressed Gas Association, he had over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and starting up both standard and customer supply systems, including bulk medical gas supply systems.

Rob also developed and led a medical gas supply system training program and developed multiple company standards for medical gas supply systems.

Specifically, Rob’s experience includes:

  • Extensive experience with design and start-up of bulk medical gas supply systems at customer sites, while working for Praxair
  • Creator of, or contributor to, multiple CGA bulk medical gas publications
  • Developer of Praxair bulk medical gas supply systems training program
  • Chair of NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids, technical committee
  • Chair of NFPA 55/99 task group to move bulk medical gas supply system requirements from NFPA 99 to NFPA 55

Rob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Webinar Fee

$0        Employees of CGA member companies

$49      Non-member price, per person