Concentrator Operating Instructions

Document created by kbass Employee on Dec 29, 2016Last modified by mbrajuha on Mar 8, 2017
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Purpose

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.

 

Supplies you will need

  • Nasal Cannula
  • Oxygen Tubing
  • Humidifier Bottle (if prescribed)

 

Operating your equipment

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.

 

 

 

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