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OxyGo

May 20, 2015 by Victoria Marquard

Keep Going. Quiet, wearable all day (and night!) oxygen for patients up to 1050 ml/min. Whether they are out on the town or home with familypatients can always have their oxygen with them. Restoring freedom and control of their day is a big part of what makes the OxyGo so special. Patients can power an OxyGo by plugging it into a wall outlet, DC outlet in their car, or for hours at a time with each rechargeable battery. Weighing in at less than 5 pounds, and with an extraordinary battery life of 9 hours, the OxyGo is completely wearable. OxyGo can be used around the clock, even while you sleep.View our clinical studies that indicate OxyGo can be used at night here. And now, due to our our confidence in the reliability and quality of our 5-setting OxyGo POC, we have extended our warranty from three years to five.* All the more reason to choose OxyGo for your POC needs. OxyGo Comparison Chart Lower Costs and Increase Sales Reduce delivery costs by up to 38% with our Smart Delivery

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What is NPT?

June 11, 2014 by Victoria Marquard

National Pipe Thread Taper (NPT) is a U.S. standard for tapered threads used on threaded pipes and fittings. In contrast to straight threads that are found on a bolt, a taper thread will pull tight and therefore make a fluid-tightseal. The typical sizes you will see in medical oxygen filling are 1/4 and 1/2 NPT. (The 1/4 and 1/2 names do not actually refer to the NPT sizing, but instead the names come from the pipe size that was originally used in the plumbing industry.) To determine what size you need, check out the table below. NPT Outer Diameter Threads Per Inch Use in Medical Oxygen Industry 1/4 .540 18 With Pigtails 1/2 .840 14 On Manifolds

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Updated 2014 Applied Regional Seminars FAQ

February 27, 2014 by Victoria Marquard

Theres a lot going on with oxygen: Its a drug, its a hazardous material, accreditation has rules, the government has rules and its impossible to keep them all straight! Applieds experts have created a full day seminar covering how to handle, transport and fill oxygen- as well as other accreditation topics to help home care providers keep up with changing regulatory and technical information. Applieds all new 2014 FDA, DOT, OSHA Accreditation Seminar covers everything you need to meet oxygen training requirements: 1. Oxygen Safety (Accreditation OSHA, FDA DOT required) Properties of Oxygen Oxygen Safe Handling Cylinder Safe Handling 2. Delivery (DOT Accreditation Required) Job Specific Training HazMat Security Awareness Training HazMat Safety Training Shipping Papers Using the NAERG 3. FDA cGMP Training (FDA Accreditation Required) Registration Paperwork Required Forms New Labeling Requirements Filling Procedures Inspections 4. OSHA NEW labeling requirements and

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Applied Training FAQs

January 15, 2014 by Victoria Marquard

Who Needs Training and When? The FDA requires training on a frequent and continuing basis, usually interpreted to be about twice a year. The Quality Control Unit, and all Oxygen Transfilling Personnel should have proper FDA training for their jobs. Drivers need training as a requirement for FDA if they fill from a transfill system or if they fill liquid to liquid curbside. The DOT requires drivers to have training at least every 3 years, and within 90 days of employment for new employees. What Training Does Each Employee Need? Click here for a break down of by personnel. What Training Do You Offer? We offer Oxygen Safety Training, FDA cGMP Training, DOT HazMat Training and OSHA Training. Applieds experts have over 50 years of compressed gas experience. How Can I Get Training? Applied offers online classes, live seminars, traditional training workbooks and tools for in house trainers. How Often Do I Need Training? FDA requires training on a continuing and frequent basis, which

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Applieds Live Regional Seminar FAQs

January 13, 2014 by Victoria Marquard

Why is this Seminar Required? Applieds live regional seminar covers topics of training that are required by Accreditation agencies, the US Department of Transportation and the US Food and Drug Administration. Each agency has certain topics that are required to be studied at certain intervals, and this seminar is designed to meet those requirements. Who Should Take This Seminar? We recommend that managers, quality control personnel, supervisors, compliance personnel, fillers and delivery drivers. What is Covered in the Seminar? * Oxygen Safety * Oxygen Handling * DOT Driver Requirements * DOT Vehicle Requirements * Required HazMat Safety Awareness Training * How to Follow cGMP to Fill Oxygen * What To Do If You Are Under Inspection * How to Fill Out Required Paperwork I Am Not A Filler, Is This Seminar For Me? Yes! The seminar covers accreditation and DOT requirements, and the FDA portion will help you understand your suppliers oxygen requirements better. How Long

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Oxygen Drug Product Label FAQ

December 30, 2013 by Victoria Marquard

What is required on an oxygen drug product label? Oxygen drug product labels are governed by 3 different agencies. The FDA because its a drug product, and the DOT and OSHA because it is considered a Hazardous Material. Each agency is a different government entity that has its own requirements. For example, the oxygen diamond and the proper shipping name (Oxygen, Compressed) appearing on the label is for the benefit of the DOT: They want to make sure that the hazardous material is properly identified during transport in the event of an accident so that first responders can react accordingly. The FDA wants the label to indicate what the drug product is (Oxygen) so patients and caregivers know what they are administering to people. So while the DOT would mandate Oxygen, Compressed, the FDA does not care that it is the proper shipping name- just that it properly conveys the identity of the drug product. To learn more about the requirements, check out the video below. Why do I need

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Free Sample Of American Made CPAP Tubing

November 20, 2013 by Victoria Marquard

Made in USA FDA Compliant! Applieds CPAP tubing is made from materials that comply with FDA specifications 21 CFR 177.1520 and 21 CFR 177.1210. All tubing is constructed from materials that comply with ISO 10993/FDA standards for cytotoxicity and biocompatibility. Our tubing is manufactured in a FDA compliant facility, fromlatex free, all virgin raw materials and is made in the USA. Applied Standard 6ft CPAP Tubing Sign up for a free sample! Applied CPAP tubing has soft 22mm cuffs so its easy for patients to slide on to their devices, flexible 19mm tubing and is light weight to keep from pulling on masks during sleep. Also Available in Ergonomic Tubing Applied Ergonomic tubing is a lightweight medical tubing for CPAP and respiratory therapy. It has exceptional strength with a smooth interior and corrugated exterior that allows for quiet, kink free operation. Slimline Tubing Applieds Slimline tubing is designed with a popular Ergonomic Cuff design. Slimline

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OxySafe

November 18, 2013 by Victoria Marquard

What is OxySafe? 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 requirements. With OxySafe, the PVC tube is inclined to extinguish because PVC will not normally burn in airoffering healthcare providers a cost effective solution to lower the risk of serious patient injury in a dangerous oxygen fire. You can download our OxySafe brochure here. Where Do I Use OxySafe? OxySafe should be placed as close to the patient as possible AND as close to the source as possible. This means that, ideally, you would outfit a patient with 2 OxySafes. This way you can protect the patient and others by protecting the oxygen source from fire. If you only put OxySafe in the middle of the circuit (say in between two 7 foot supply tubes) you may not protect the source, and you run the risk of the fire spreading regardless of the OxySafe extinguishing the cannula tubing- as the

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Shipping Papers: Do you have them and do you use the new 2013 format?

August 20, 2013 by Victoria Marquard

Pick Sheet, Oxygen Manifest, Hazmat Manifest,Shipping Papers, Daily Trip Sheet. A rose by any other name would still be considered a Hazardous Material Shipping Paper by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). (For this article, we will refer to them as Shipping Papers) Whatever you may call it, you are required to have a complete, accurate, legible paper in your vehicle whenever you are transporting a hazardous material,regardless of weight. Your Shipping Papers must be maintained within your reach when you are restrained by the seatbelt. If you keep your Shipping Papers with other information or paperwork on a clipboard, for example, the Shipping Paper must be on top. The goal is for an inspector to be able to immediately see your Shipping Paper, not to make them sift through your paperwork. When you leave the vehicle, the Shipping Papers must be left in the vehicle on the drivers seat or in the drivers side door pocket. You should never carry the shipping papers with you when

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