Care recipient (cr) is new to using home oxygen therapy and needs instructions for nasal cannula care

Try: Wash the nasal prongs with soap and water 1 or 2 times a week follow the equipment provider’s instructions on caring for the equipment replace the nasal prongs every 2 to 4 weeks if cr has a cold or the flu change them when the symptoms pass

Materials: Soap and water extra nasal prongs

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: respiratory care help 2008 by sherman oaks medical supplies available at www shermanoaksmedical com

Keywords: Oxygen therapy oxygen nasal cannula care nasal prongs

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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