Asked by: Esperanto Podsevalovmedical health ear nose and throat conditions
How do you properly wear a cannula?
Last Updated: 7th May, 2021
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Simply so, how often should a nasal cannula be changed?
If you are only using your cannula and tubing a few hours a day, it is recommended that you change your tubing and cannula, every 3-6 months. If you use your concentrator more than a few hours a day, it is recommended to change your cannula on a monthly basis and your tubing, at least, every 2-6 months.
Also, what is the best nasal cannula? Top Five Oxygen Cannulas That Assist In Proper Breathing
- Salter Style 1600 Series Adult Nasal Oxygen Cannula.
- Salter Style Adult Micro Nasal Cannula.
- CareFusion AirLife Standard Nasal Cannula.
- Salter Style Children Nasal Cannula.
- Salter Oxygen Tubing Swivel Connector - Male To Male.
Similarly, you may ask, how do I clean my nasal cannula?
Wash the cannula/mask in warm, soapy water and then rinse it thoroughly with a solution of 10 parts water and one part vinegar. (Vinegar will kill any bacteria, but will not affect the plastic tubing.) Finally, rinse well with hot water and hang it to dry.
Do nasal cannula prongs go up or down?
Turn the cannula so the prongs are curved downward. Most cannulae today have curved prongs so they fit more naturally inside the nostrils. Hold the cannula so the prongs are pointing up toward the ceiling and curve down toward you.