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How to Clean Oxygen Supplies


     Cleaning Oxygen Supplies 



-Oxygen Concentrator
1. Wipe outside with damp cloth to remove dust and dirt.
2. If you have a gray concentrator there is an external filter that needs cleaned weekly (Blue Respironics Everflo do not have external filters)
     A. To clean filter remove wash in clean hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
     B.  Remove excess water with a soft and absorbent towel, then replace filter.
     C.  If you require assistance or additional filters call PaO
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-Humidifier Bottle/ Water Bottle (it is not required to have a humidifier bottle, it only adds a very small amount of moisture to oxygen, if you need additional moisture we recommend using a room humidifier instead)

1. Refill with distilled water as necessary.  Discard any remaining water before refilling. 

2. Clean humidifier bottle every three days.    
     A. Wash in warm soapy water and rinse with clean hot water.
     B.  Soak in a 1-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 seconds, rinse with water.
     C.  Do not reuse vinegar and water mixture.
     D.  Replace humidifier bottle as needed.

Nasal Cannula and Oxygen Tubing

1. Wipe with damp cloth if soiled.
2. DO NOT attempt to soak/clean tubing.
3. Replace when needed.  If supplies needed call PaO2