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Oxygen therapy needs a lot more than just an oxygen reservoir. We at HPFY try our best to bring to you all that you need for effective oxygen therapy. Browse through a range of oxygen cannulas, oxygen tubes, and connectors to deliver oxygen directly into the patient's lungs. We carry a range of oxygen cannulas ranging from pediatric ones to adult cannulas with non-kinking tubing, over the ear designs, and soft-touch cannulas. We also offer cushions for over-the-ear cannulas along with other tubing accessories. Accessories for oxygen therapy are designed to make oxygen therapy a better experience for the patients and their caregivers. These oxygen therapy accessories must be taken good care of. Oxygen therapy cannulas must be cleaned regularly to prevent respiratory tract infections that can prove fatal for people suffering from respiratory disorders.

We also carry other cannula accessories and adaptors for use while oxygen therapy. Find here top quality products from featured brands like Airlife, Hudson RCI, AMSure, and many more at attractive discounts.

Oxygen Cannulas

Oxygen Cannulas

A nasal oxygen cannula is used to deliver supplemental oxygen directly into the nostrils of the patient. Such a device fits from behind the ears and two prongs go inside the nostrils to deliver oxygen. This cannula is connected to an oxygen tubing which in turn is connected to an oxygen reservoir.

Oxygen cannulas are an effective way to deliver oxygen if high oxygen flow in not required. They can carry an oxygen flow of about 1-5 liters/minute. We carry variety of cannulas like pediatric cannulas (Salter Style Children Oxygen Cannula) and adult cannulas (The 1600 Series Adult Nasal Cannula and Hudson RCI Softech Cannula) and many more for a complete oxygen therapy treatment.

What are the Types of Nasal Cannulas?

  • Straight Prong Cannula - The openings of this cannula are straight and designed to reach further up into the nasal passage.
  • Curved Prong Cannula - They are curved in the shape and fit perfectly into the nostrils. They are designed keeping in mind anatomy of the nose.
  • Flared Prong Cannula - They slowly broaden towards the opening end and are specifically designed to slow down the flow of oxygen.
  • Curved and Flared Prong Cannula - They are a combination of the above two and one of the most commonly used oxygen cannula types.

Why choose Nasal Cannulas over Oxygen Masks?

One of the major benefits of cannulas is reduced wastage. Oxygen Cannula users tend to be more active when compared to mask users which can also be a result of better breathing due to less waste of oxygen. Cannulas also work better with smart pulse flow concentrators as it is better to detect inhaling cycles through a cannula.

Oxygen Tubing

Oxygen Tubing

Oxygen tubing is used to connect the nasal mask or cannula to the oxygen reservoir. It is mostly made of plastic and serves to deliver a steady flow of oxygen to the patient. Tubings may be reusable or disposable. Some of the tubings come with a kink resistant design. Buy Quality tubing like the Hudson RCI Corr-A-Flex Oxygen Supply Tubing Roll which is the preferred choice of medical professionals.

How to manage oxygen tubing?

Managing oxygen tubings seems to be the most critically difficult task, but it is not true. Here are some tips on how one can manage their tubing and also prevent accidental tripping over it -
  • 1 Easily implementable task will be using bright colorful tapes - just apply tapes in equal intervals and you're good-to-go!
  • For active users who use walking aids, just loop the tubing around the handle of the walker or cane
  • For other active oxygen therapy users who do not use any walking aids can resort to looping the access tubing around the wrist of their non-dominating hand (make sure the loops aren't too tight)
  • For bed-ridden patients, tubing can be looped around the bed rails or gently placed by the side of their pillow

Does the length of tubing matter?

The length of the tubing depends on the preferences and lifestyles of users. A bedridden patient will require a length enough to connect him/her with the source of supply. An active patient using concentrators will require enough length to allow them move around a little while staying connected to the oxygen machine. A highly active user, who carries portable O2 concentrators or portable oxygen tanks will require minimal length as to avoid tripping over it.

Note: The standard size of oxygen tubing is 7 ft., unless stated otherwise like in the case of Medline Crush Resistant Oxygen Tubing.

Tubing Connectors

Tubing connectors

These connectors are used to join two pieces of oxygen tube together. These tubes are available in a swivel or non-swivel design. Latex Free Oxygen Tubing connectors can easily connect any two lengths of oxygen tubes that have a standard 5-7 mm end connectors. Connectors are generally compatible with all standard oxygen tubes. Try the Salter Oxygen Tubing Connector for a secure tubing connection.

What are the Types of Tubing Connectors?

  • Male-To-Male Swivel Connectors - 360 degrees rotating tubing connector that helps prevent kinking, twisting and tangling of oxygen connecting tubing.
  • Male-To-Male Standard connectors - These are designed to connect corrugated and supply tubing and other medical applications
  • Y-Connectors - These are commonly used by oxygen therapy aspirants who require 2 supply sources to ensure higher oxygen flow.

Apart from the above mentioned oxygen therapy products, HPFY also offers the following oxygen therapy aids which might qualify as a must-have oxygen therapy product.
  • Nut and Stem Adapter - These are used to allow small(thin) oxygen tubings to connect easily to standard oxygen flowmeters, cylinders and related products.
  • Oxygen Tubing Water Trap - Oxygen Supply Tubing Water Trap helps in traping condensed moisture within oxygen supply tubing. These are necessarily used in conjunction with cannulas.
  • Cushioned Ear Protection For Cannula Tubing - Provides extra comfort to wearers and helps eliminate occurrence of irritation marks.

Oxygen Concentrator Tubing and Nasal Cannulas FAQs:

1. How often do you change the tubing?

  • Replace the tubing every 90 days or three months.
  • Change the nasal cannula after every two weeks of use.
  • Clean the prongs with a gentle soapy solution regularly to extend their life.

2. How does oxygen concentrator tubing length make a difference?

The length of the tubing is based on users' tastes and lifestyles. Longer tubing is necessary for patients using concentrators that are not bed-ridden. Longer tubing provides them with the room to roam around a bit while remaining attached to the oxygen pump.

3. How do you keep from tripping over the oxygen concentrator tubing?

  • Place the bright-colored tape at 12-inch intervals along with the tubing. The shiny, contrasting color will alert you to the place of the tube on your floor.
  • If you use a walker or cane to walk, loop the tube around your ring finger. It will keep the tubing away from your feet. By holding it, you will be more aware of it as you go about your home activities.
  • If you do not use a device to help you walk, hold the tubing in your non-dominant hand.

Where to buy Oxygen Aids Online?

We at HPFY try our best to deliver to you all that you require for effective oxygen therapy. Browse through a wide range of oxygen cannulas, oxygen tubes, and connectors to deliver oxygen directly into the patient's lungs. We carry an extensive range of oxygen cannulas ranging from pediatric to adult cannulas from well-known manufactures like Salter Labs, Medline Industries, Smiths Medical, and Covidien.

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