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Author: Carmella Arroyo

Leak Testing: 101

Leak Testing: 101

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
July 02, 2021 Category: Leak Testing, FDA Approved, Cylinders, Oxygen Cylinders, Cleaning Solutions

FDA does NOT recommend using soap and water solutions to leak test oxygen cylinders. These solutions leave residues on the valve that, when they come in contact with high pressure oxygen, can ignite and cause a fire. Read this article on how to properly leak test your

SOPs: Write it Down!

SOPs: Write it Down!

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
June 25, 2021 Category: Policy, Procedures, Manuals, SOPS, CGMP

The Proof is in the Pudding for Policy & Procedure Manuals All providers must have a written policy and procedure manual. No matter what type of inspector or accreditor, they all require that you write your processes down. Not only is it good business, but it's also required. Luckily, most of the requirements from the different agencies overlap between agencies. What are SOPS or a Policy & Procedures Manual? Written Procedures, SOPs, or policy and procedures manual is a manual describing the procedures your company follows for the cleaning of equipment, quality control, calibration procedure, security requirements and other procedures followed by your company when following the cGMP. How do they work? The key with the required written procedures is to be sure to follow what you have written. If there is ever any deviation from the written procedures, they must be documented. The person who creates the procedures must sign and date them. The QCU must review and approve these written procedures and any deviations from them by signing and dating the procedures. What should it cover? Some highlights are: job descriptions, company organizational chart, equipment cleaning schedules, training programs and security programs. For oxygen fillers (liquid to liquid, liquid to gas or gas to gas) there are also requirements for handling the drug product and following cGMP. I've written them, now what? It does little good to enact new procedures and controls if th

Choosing quality regulators

Choosing quality regulators

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
May 10, 2021 Category: Medical Oxygen, Regulators, Poc, Healthcare Industry, Regulator Testing

Applied is one of the leading medical oxygen regulator suppliers in the home healthcare

OxyGo Acquires LIFE Corporation

OxyGo Acquires LIFE Corporation

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
May 10, 2021 Category: LIFE Corporation, OxyGo, Acquisition, Emergency Oxygen, Press Release

OxyGo LLC, a leader in lightweight portable oxygen concentrators, has acquired LIFE® Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices that specializes in portable Emergency Oxygen and CPR administration

Are you meeting required training?

Are you meeting required training

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
May 07, 2021 Category: Required Training, FDA, DOT, HME, DME, Training, Medical Oxygen

Are you and your employees meeting required training

16 Tips for Oxygen Safety at Home

16 Tips for Oxygen Safety at Home

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
April 20, 2021 Category: Oxygen Safety, Oxygen Equipment, At Home, Safety Training, Oxysafe

Oxygen is very safe to have in the home, as long as these guidelines are followed. Are the following 16 tips included in your oxygen safety training for your

Are you using the right disinfectant?

Are you using the right disinfectant

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
April 08, 2021 Category: Disinfectant, Covid 19, Medical Oxygen, Infection Control, Compressed Gas

Most popular disinfectants and other infection control products may contain ammonia and other harmful chemicals banned by the CGA for

What is OxySafe?

What is OxySafe

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
April 07, 2021 Category: Oxysafe, Thermal Shut Off Device, Oxygen Safety, Medical Oxygen, DME, HME

OxySafe™ is a thermal fuse designed to stop the flow of gas in the event that the downstream cannula or supply tube is ignited, and will meet VA, ISO and other regulatory

Maintaining Your Oxygen Equipment

Maintaining Your Oxygen Equipment

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
March 30, 2021 Category: Oxygen Equipment, Servomex, Calibration, Regulators, Pigtails, Gauges, Medical Oxygen

FDA guidance requires that filling equipment be calibrated at specific intervals, depending on the type of equipment. Don't forget you need to document all calibration!

Cylinder Safety Rules You Need to Know

Cylinder Safety Rules You Need to Know

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
March 22, 2021 Category: Cylinders, Gas, Compressed, Rules, Safety, Oxygen, Transporting, Storing, Regulations

Here are four regulatory rules you should follow when transporting, moving, and storing or working with compressed gas

Cylinder Requalification Policy Update

Cylinder Requalification Policy Update

Posted By Carmella Arroyo
December 17, 2020 Category: USDOT, COVID19, MEDICAL GAS, MEDICAL OXYGEN, CYLINDERS

Did you know the US Department of Transportation recently announced an update to the cylinder requalification policy update due to the emergency response of COVID-19 and will be valid for the entirety of the emergency

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