The oxygen concentrator is electrically operated. The unit separates oxygen from room air, which allows high-purity supplemental oxygen to be delivered to you through the oxygen outlet.
- Nasal Cannula
- Oxygen Tubing
- Humidifier Bottle (if prescribed)
Attach the appropriate oxygen accessories to the oxygen outlet.
Oxygen tubing connection:
- Thread the oxygen outlet connector onto the oxygen outlet
- Attach the oxygen tubing directly to the connector
Oxygen tubing connection with humidification:
If you’re using an oxygen humidifier for treatment, follow these steps:
- Fill the humidifier bottle with distilled water. Don’t overfill.
- Thread the wing nut located on the top of the humidifier bottle to the oxygen outlet so that it is suspended. Make sure it is tightened.
- Attach the oxygen tubing directly to the humidifier bottle outlet fitting.
Properly position the cannula
- Insert the two prongs of the cannula into your nostrils. Make sure the prongs face up and curve into your nostrils.
- Slide the tubing over and behind each ear.
- Adjust the tubing to fit comfortably under your chin by sliding the adjuster upward.
- Be careful not to adjust it too tightly.
- Clean and replace the cannula and tubing as instructed.
- Refer to equipment cleaning sheet for detail instructions
Turning “On/Off” the Concentrator:
- Press the power switch to the“On” When the unit is turned on, the patient alert system will briefly alarm.
- Check the flow meter to make sure that the flow meter ball is centered on the line next to the prescribed number of your flow rate.
- CAUTION – It is very important to follow your oxygen prescription. Do not increase or decrease the flow of oxygen -- consult your nurse.
- Press the power switch to the“Off” position when concentrator is not in use.
- Remove nasal cannula.
- Refer to the equipment cleaning sheet for detailed cleaning instructions.