This helps keep your skin from getting sore where the cannula tube or mask strap rests against your skin. You should see the contents pressure gauge slowly increase. If using the OxyGo as a stationary unit, you can attach as much as 25 feet of tubing, including nasal cannula, to the OxyGo. Place the cannula on your face and adjust for comfort. A nasal cannula lets you breathe extra oxygen in through your nose.
If you're on oxygen therapy, your doctor may have prescribed a portable oxygen system for use when you're away from home. I have 'never' filled the bottle beyond the fill line. Be careful when walking to avoid tripping over the tubing. Also, do not plug the concentrator into an outlet that has other appliances plugged into it. Second, you must show that you can maintain a good blood saturation while on the pulse dose system. Immediately close the cylinder valve.
He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues. If it is near or below the fill line, pour out any left over water. Push the power switch to turn on the unit. Push the end of your cannula firmly over the first nob until secure. I have the humidifier connected like I have had it for over 4+ years. Freedom to be the type of person she was before.
Pull these out, rinse well with tap water and dish soap to wash out any dust that has been collected. Tim Rosenlof I have a even flow concentrator. The prescribed flowrate is set by turning the control knob. Elsewhere such as at home, oxygen tanks which contain the gas in its compressed form, are deployed. Note: make sure the valve outlet is not pointed towards anyone when you perform this maneuver. Never change the oxygen flow rate from the prescribed amount unless directed by your physician.
While oxygen regulators might seem a little scary at first, they're in place to make sure you are getting the most out of your oxygen tank system. The green power light should come on and the alert buzzer should sound for 60 seconds. If for any reason, you need to get a new oxygen regulator, you will want to make sure you learn how to read it properly. With a portable oxygen system you can also travel outside your house. You will have a breathing device a mask or cannula to put on your face to receive the oxygen. When you turn up the flow of the oxygen, the patient will get more oxygen, and then you turn the flow down, the patient will get less.
I can take OxyGo to the pool, beach, grocery store, shopping. July 15, 2017 The portable oxygen cylinder is a modality that permits an active oxygen user to leave the home to go shopping, to run errands, go to the doctors, to church, on vacation, etc. You will see two lines on the bottle — a maximum fill line, and a minimum fill line. A full cylinder will be around 2,000 p. The physician will prescribe oxygen levels to be administered to a patient.
Are you filling the water to the very top? As you can see it is not difficult to set up oxgen tank at home just that you have to pay attention to the flow meter at all times. With the cylinder standing upright, place the cylinder wrench a special tool for working with portable compressed oxygen on top of the neck. You are now ready to use your oxygen concentrator with the humidifier. Your body may also need extra oxygen after some injuries, such as burns. The distilled water you purchase by the jug from the store will do. When wearing your oxygen, never come within 6 feet of an open flame including cigarettes.
When the needle reaches zero, turn the flow control knob to the closed position. Some masks feature an oxygen port; however, most masks do not and will require a small and inexpensive device called an Oxygen Bleed-In Adapter pictured left. Check with the tank supplier to see what oxygen regulator is best for you. Attach the cannula tube to the humidifier. Open windows to help clear out any extra oxygen.
If you believe you have sleep apnea, wake up feeling tired, or have a sleeping partner that has noticed you stop breathing at some points during the night — we recommend visiting your doctor. The oxygen is warmed before you breathe it in. You may need extra oxygen if you have lung disease, anemia, or heart disease. What these devices do is hook up to the actual tank of oxygen in order to regulate the flow of oxygen to the tubing that then leads to the nose of the patient. Portable oxygen tanks may be rolled around on a small-wheeled cart. Go ahead and reach out to our Customer Service Department at 877-303-9289 and one of our representatives can help to troubleshoot your humidifier.