Care recipient (cr) is a new oxygen user and needs some safety tips

Try: Avoid smoking or candle burning keep oxygen away from heat source such as radiators or stoves avoid using aerosol spray cans avoid applying any petroleum based products around the face nose or mouth make sure that all electrical equipment and wires are in good working condition avoid overloading electrical outlets because this could spark and cause a fire do not use wool blankets because they create static electricity and could cause a fire avoid exposing a tank of oxygen to excessive heat be very careful not to drop a tank or allow it to fall ask oxygen supply companies to provide a rack for storage a tall sturdy plastic crates may also be used for storage oxygen tubing can easily become entangled so be careful when moving around the tank and tube

Materials: Tall sturdy plastic crate

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: oxygen use and care of equipment by head to toe care llc 2009 available at

Keywords: Breathing oxygen oxygen tubes

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

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