In order to maintain standards of cleanliness as well as provide optimal comfort, you will need to clean and change your tubing and cannula on a regular schedule. If needed, we recommend that once or twice a day you remove the cannula and wipe it with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use any alcohol or petroleum based products on or near your cannula.
• The nasal cannula needs to be discarded and replaced every two weeks.
• The oxygen supply tubing, any length, needs to discarded and replaced every 90 days.
• Tubing, cannulas, connectors and any other oxygen accessories are disposable items that are included with your set-up. We recommend that you keep a three to six month supply of these disposable items on hand. These items are stocked on all delivery vehicles and can be obtained during any regular delivery.
MOISTURE IN THE TUBING
If you are using a humidifier bottle, moisture may occasionally accumulate inside the oxygen tubing. To prevent the possibility of bacteria growth inside the tubing you should follow this procedure:
STEP 1 – Switch to your back-up oxygen system and remove the humidifier bottle from the concentrator.
STEP 2 – Attach a barbed nipple adapter to the oxygen outlet or chrome elbow.
STEP 3 – Remove the tubing from the humidifier bottle and connect to the barbed nipple adapter.
STEP 4 – Increase the flow rate to near the maximum level and allow the oxygen to run directly through the tubing.
STEP 5 – Once the tubing is dry, disconnect it and remove the barbed nipple adapter from the concentrator. Reconnect the humidifier bottle to the concentrator and reattach the oxygen tubing.
STEP 6 – Adjust the flow rate back to the prescribed level.
Operating the Concentrator
Cleaning and Maintenance
Care of Oxygen Tubing
Care of Humidifier Bottle