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respiratory equipment cleaning instructions

Oxygen Supplies

  • HUMIDIFIER

    • Refill with distilled water as necessary. Discard any remaining water before refilling.
    • Clean humidifier every 3 days:
      • Wash in warm soapy water and rinse with cold tap water
      • Soak in a t-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes and rinse with water.
      • Discard vinegar/water after each use.
      • Discard humidifier monthly.
  • NASAL CANNULA

    • Discard every 2 weeks. More frequently if you have a cold.
  • OXYGEN TUBING

    • Wipe with damp cloth if soiled. Do not attempt to soak/clean tubing.Discard every 90 days.

Hand-held Nebulizers

  • NEBULIZER

    • After each treatment, disassemble nebulizer, "T" piece and mouthpiece, wash with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly under warm tap water.
    • Allow to dry on a clean paper towel.
    • Once each day, after rinsing, soak for 30 minutes in a l-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water and rinse thoroughly with water. Discard vinegar/water after each use.
    • Discard setup after two weeks
  • TUBING

    • Wipe with damp cloth if soiled. DO NOT attempt to soak/clean tubing. Discard after two weeks. (Medicare allows 2 complete circuits and 2 additional medication cups every 30 days.)

CPAP/BiPAP MACHINES

  • MASK

    • Clean mask cushion daily with warm, soapy water. Use a mild dish soap.
    • Disinfect every 3 days - soak mask with cushion in a l-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. Disinfect daily if you have a cold or respiratory infection. Discard vinegar/water after each use.
  • HEADGEAR

    • Machine or hand wash in mild fabric detergent if soiled. Allow to air dry
  • TUBING

    • Disinfect every 3 days. Soak in a l-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with water. Discard vinegar/water after each use.
  • HUMIDIFIER

    • Empty water daily and replace to FULL line with DISTILLED WATER.
    • Disinfect every 3 days by soaking humidifier in a l-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 rninutes. Rinse thoroughly in water. Discard vinegar/water after each use.
 
 
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