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NEW! OptiPillows nasal EPAP mask

By Brittany Fichter
April 18, 2019 Category: Equipment, General

OptiPillows is an EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) nasal mask that is FDA cleared for treatment of snoring but may also treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The mask is used like a nasal pillow CPAP mask, but without tubing or a machine.

OxyStat: Accurate, fast oxygen readings in the palm of your hand.

By Laura Frederick
December 18, 2015 Category: Equipment, Oxygen

OxyStat Portable Oxygen Analyzer - fits in the palm of you hand.

Servomex 5200 and Handheld Analyzers

By Kristen Cifranic
September 09, 2015 Category: Equipment, Business

A Servomex is a paramagnetic oxygen analyzer. It is used to tell you what your gas identity is and the strength/purity of that gas. A Servomex's accuracy is 0.1% Oxygen and has been validated by ORSAT apparatus to USFDA Pharmacopoeia 23.

Meet OSHA requirements for recognized hazards!

By Kristen Cifranic
July 16, 2015 Category: Equipment, Oxygen

According to OSHA Section 5(a)(1), employers must provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards —

Quick Tips - Label Requirements

By Kristen Cifranic
June 17, 2015 Category: Equipment, Regulatory Compliance

Oxygen drug product labels are governed by 3 different agencies. The FDA because it's a drug product, and the DOT and OSHA because it is considered a Hazardous Material that is in transport (DOT) and in the workplace (OSHA). Each agency is a different government entity that has its own requirements.

2015 Label Updates!

By Kristen Cifranic
May 06, 2015 Category: Equipment, Regulatory Compliance, Oxygen Safety

OSHA has adopted a set of standards known as GHS, or Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals. GHS created a universal system of standardized pictograms and the hazards associated with each chemical. The new labels have updated warnings and use the pictograms prescribed by OSHA.

Cylinder Valve Connections

By Kristen Cifranic
February 02, 2015 Category: Equipment

Cylinder Valve Questions? Applieds Got Answers! Medical Oxygen cylinders are equipped with either CGA-870 or CGA-540 valves. Each gas and each different type of gas service has a unique connectionassigned to it by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). This connectionsystem is designed to help reduce mix-ups involving compressed gases. We willexplain the differences between the types of valves. Post Valve Connections: Require a tool of some sort to open the valve. These connections are designed with a pin indexing system. The valve has holesdrilled into it which allow pins installed on equipment designed for that specifictype of service to fall into the holes when the equipment is mated together. Foroxygen service this is a CGA-870 connection. This connection has two holesdrilled below the valve opening which allows the corresponding pins on a pieceof connection equipment to fall directly into the holes. If the equipment doesntmate properly, it wasnt designed for oxygen service. CGA

New OxyPulse Single Lumen Conserver

By Kristen Cifranic
January 14, 2015 Category: Equipment

Patients will receive the oxygen care and comfort they need with the OxyPulseâ„¢ single-lumen pulsing operation, making it the quietest and most accurate conserver on the market.

Filling parts and accessories approved by the FDA

By Kristen Cifranic
December 10, 2014 Category: Equipment, Business

The FDA requires specific filling parts and accessories to be FDA approved for safety and identity. Check our list to make sure you are FDA compliant.

Medical Oxygen Regulators FAQ

By Kristen Cifranic
November 05, 2014 Category: Equipment, Oxygen

It is important to purchase medical devices such as medical oxygen regulators only from a quality, established, and qualified supplier. This ensures if you have a question or a problem you can get answers and solutions.

Go Ahead... Get Carried Away

By Kristen Cifranic
October 29, 2014 Category: Equipment

To prevent cylinders from being dropped, use carriers, bags, or carts when handling and moving cylinders, particularly multiple cylinders. Do not try to carry a large number of cylinders under your arms. One wrong move or trip can result in the cylinders being dropped and potentially damaged.

Securing cylinders inside vehicles

By Kristen Cifranic
October 01, 2014 Category: Equipment, Regulatory Compliance

Cylinders need to be secured in racks to prevent moving, shifting or ejecting during normal transportation. For open vehicles, they must also be secured from upward movement.

Posting no smoking signs

By Kristen Cifranic
August 27, 2014 Category: Equipment, Oxygen Safety, Oxygen

Typically, whenever you see a no smoking sign, there should be no smoking within 25 feet of the sign. The DME should post signs on all of the entrances to oxygen storage areas, and also above the oxygen where it is stored.

Servomex 5200 vs. Handheld Analyzers

By Kristen Cifranic
August 13, 2014 Category: Equipment, Oxygen

A Servomex is a paramagnetic oxygen analyzer used to test gas identity, strength and purity based on its accuracy. A handheld analyzer uses fuel cell sensors which are not as accurate.

Best Plastic Valve Seals

By Kristen Cifranic
July 30, 2014 Category: Equipment

OxyLok valve seals and Oxylok Mini valve seals help to keep dust and dirt out of the post valve, easy to install with easy patient removal and required by 21 CFR 211.80.

How to Read Cylinder Shoulders

By Kristen Cifranic
July 23, 2014 Category: Equipment, Oxygen

Cylinder shoulders are stamped with numbers, letters, dates and symbols. Learn about these markings with our guide for reading cylinder shoulders.

FDA Bulletin: Brass and Viton Washers

By Kristen Cifranic
July 16, 2014 Category: Equipment

FDA and Niosh report that reusing single use washers, like nylon or plastic, can contribute to fires. Applied recommends using Brass and Viton washers when reusing washers.

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Patients CPAP Therapy

By Kristen Cifranic
June 25, 2014 Category: Equipment

See our quick tips and a FREE mask fitting guide for maximizing your patient outcomes and profits.

When Should I Placard My Oxygen Vehicle And How?

By Kristen Cifranic
June 11, 2014 Category: Equipment, Regulatory Compliance

When should I placard my oxygen vehicle and how? You are only required to placard your oxygen vehicle when the weight of both the oxygen and the vessels containing them (cylinders or dewars) is 1001 lbs or over.

What is Your Sign? A Guide to Warehouse Signage

By Kristen Cifranic
April 09, 2014 Category: Equipment

It is crucial that medical oxygen be stored properly and identified through proper signage.

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