OxySure Meets New NATA Protocol for Asthma Emergencies
Partners with School Health to promote awareness and compliance in education market
Frisco, Texas and Hanover Park, Illinois, May 8, 2012 – OxySure® Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:OXYS) (“OxySure”) and School Health Corporation (“School Health”), today announced that the companies have teamed up to promote awareness and compliance with the New NATA Protocol for Asthma Emergencies in the education community.
In February 2012 the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (“NATA”) published a new position
statement and protocols for “Preventing Sudden Death in Sports.” The position statement covers 10 of the main causes of sudden death in organized sports and physical activity, including asthma and exertional sickling. The new NATA treatment protocols recommend that “supplemental oxygen should be offered to improve the athlete’s available oxygenation during asthma attacks.” The protocols further stipulate that “for breathing distress, the sports medicine team should provide supplemental oxygen to help maintain blood oxygen saturation above 92%.” Similarly, the protocols recommend that athletes with known sickle cell trait (SCT) should “…have supplemental oxygen available for training or competition…”
The joint efforts by OxySure and School Health through its Sports Health division include email campaigns to thousands of athletic trainers, nurses and education administrators to highlight the new NATA protocols and ways to remain compliant. Futhermore, OxySure will be featured by School Health at the College Athletic Trainers Society (CATS) show in Las Vegas from May 17-19, 2012.
About OxySure Systems, Inc.
OxySure Systems, Inc. is a Frisco, Texas-based medical technology company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company pioneered a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. The company owns numerous issued patents and patents pending on this technology which makes the provision of emergency oxygen safer, more accessible and easier to use than traditional oxygen provision systems. OxySure’s products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other public settings. www.OxySure.com
About School Health Corporation
School Health Corporation is the leading supplier of health supplies and equipment to schools. More than 95% of the top 500 school districts and largest universities in the United States purchase their products from the company annually. School Health offers customers more than 20,000 products from over 600 manufacturers. This third-generation, family-owned business, was founded in 1957 and currently employs more than 100 people. www.schoolhealth.com
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