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Changing and Cleaning Respiratory Disposables

Oxygen Supplies

OXYGEN TUBING

  • Clean - Wipe with a damp cloth if soiled. DO NOT attempt to soak tubing or run water through it.
  • Change - Discard every 90 days. More frequently if it becomes twisted or kinked.

NASAL CANNULA

  • Clean - Wipe with a damp cloth daily. DO NOT attempt to soak cannula or run water through it.
  • Change - Discard every 2 weeks. More frequently if you have a cold.

HUMIDIFER

  • Refill - Use distilled water only. Discard unused water and refill daily. Do not overfill.
  • Clean - Once per week, soak in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse well with water.
  • Change - Discard every 30 days.

Nebulizer Kits

TUBING

  • Clean - Wipe with a damp cloth if soiled. DO NOT attempt to soak tubing or run water through it.
  • Change -
    Disposable kits – discard every 2 weeks.
    Reusable kits
    – discard every 6 months.

NEBULIZER CUP & MOUTHPIECE

  • Clean - After each treatment, disassemble nebulizer, rinse with warm water, let air dry on a paper towel. At the end of the day, soak in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse well with water. Let air dry on a paper towel. Reusable may be put into a dishwasher (top rack only).
  • Change -
    Disposable kits
    – discard every 2 weeks.
    Reusable kits
    – discard every 6 months.

Aspirators (suction machines)

TUBING

  • Clean - Suction up a small amount of water after each use to clear tubing. At the end of the day, soak suction tubing in warm soapy water.
  • Change - Discard every 3 months.

CANISTER

  • Clean - Discard contents daily into toilet. Wash canister daily in warm soapy water. Every 3 days, soak canister in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse well with water.
  • Change - Discard every 3 months.

CPAP & BiPAP

FULL FACE MASK, NASAL MASK or NASAL PILLOWS

  • Clean - Clean mask cushion or pillows daily with a warm, soapy water. Use a mild dish soap. Disinfect every 7 days. Soak mask with cusion in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. Disinfect daily if you have a cold or respiratory infection.
  • Change - Replace entire mask every 3 to 6 months.*

HEADGEAR or CHINSTRAP

  • Clean - Hand wash in a mild fabric detergent if soiled. Allow to air dry.
  • Change - Replace every 6 months.*

TUBING

  • Clean - Disinfect every 7 days. Soak in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Change - Replace every 3 to 6 months.*

HUMIDIFIER CHAMBER

  • Clean - Empty water daily and replace to full line using ONLY distilled water. Disinfect every 7 days by soaking humidifier in a 1-to-3 mixture of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Change - Replace every 6 months.*

PAP FILTER

  • Clean - Remove black foam filter and rinse under warm water once per week. Dry with paper towel before installing.
  • Change - Replace every 6 months.*

* The supply replacement times as indicated above may vary due to product availability and/or the specific guidelines set out by your insurance provider.

Please call 1-866-366-7599 to order replacement supplies.