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Month: December 2014

Stopping Patient Cannula Fires

December 23, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

According to the Joint Commission NPSG.15.02.01, EPs 2 and 3 require home care organizations to provide education to the patient and family regarding causes of fire and fire prevention activities. So the question is, what education are accreditation agencies looking for besides telling the patients not to smoke or be near an open fire when using their oxygen? Accreditation agencies expect that patient education include the common causes of household fires, how oxygen enhances fires and a comprehensive list of what preventative actions need to be taken by the patient using oxygen. This education can be provided orally, or in writing (such as in a pamphlet), or preferably both. In addition to proper education Applied recommends providing patients with a thermal shut off device, such as Applieds OxySafe, as part of regular patient set-ups in order to protect against further damage from a tubing fire. OxySafe is a thermal fuse designed to stop the flow of gas in the event that the downstream

Posted in OxySafe, Cannulafires, Oxygenfires, Thermalshutoffdevice

OxyGo is a New Portable Oxygen Concentrator from Applied

December 17, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

Introducing the New Lightweight, Low Maintenance, Portable Oxygen Concentrator From Applied. Heres How OxyGo Earns Cash For You! Its the same thing youve heard hundreds of times: Reimbursement is slashed, so heres how to keep more of your reimbursement. The difference? This time well show you, in real dollars, howand how muchyou can earn with Applieds OxyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator. Applieds OxyGo has clinical studies showing that it can be used at night timewhich allows you to bill for both a POC and Stationary Concentrator.

Posted in OxyGo, Portableoxygenconcentrator, POC

Filling parts and accessories approved by the FDA

December 10, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

The FDA requires certain filling parts and accessories to be approved for safety and identity. Do you know which filling parts and accessories must be FDA approved? See our list below: * Lot stickers are required by the FDA in order to identify the drug product in the event of a recall. The lack of the lot number causes the drug product to be misbranded. * FDA and NIOSH report that reusing single use washers, like nylon or plastic, can contribute to oxygen fires. Applied recommends using brass and Viton multiple use washers because they create a higher level of durability and safety when used in oxygen atmospheres. * Batch Production Records are one of the three types of written documents that a transfiller needs to keep. These records need to be kept on file for one year after the expiration of a batch (if an expiration date is used) or 3 years after the distribution of the batch if no expiration date is used.

Posted in Brassandvitonwashers, Fillingparts, Fillingaccessories, Lotstickers, Batchproductionrecords

Applied Cost Reduction Program

December 03, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

Applied recognizes that the last several years have caused DME companies to make many changes in the way they do business. Market conditions have caused DME companies to look for more efficiency in their operations to reduce costs. Applied wants to help you! Refilling your own oxygen cylinders is a sure-fire way to cut your costs. By purchasing oxygen in bulk to transfill, using either a gas to gas or liquid to gas oxygen refilling system, per cylinder oxygen costs can be reduced by as much as 90%, sometimes more. Simply contact Applied and speak with one of our many professionals who offer years of experience in helping DME companies save money and reduce costs. Our professionals will work with you to design an oxygen refilling program that fits your company needs and budget, and show you how much you can really save by filling your own oxygen cylinders. Simply provide Applied with the number of cylinders that you have refilled each week, and what you pay to have them filled, and we

Posted in Transfilling, Liquidtogassystem, Gastogassystem, Cuttingoxygencosts

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