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Learning Which Size Of Nasal Cannula To Use

Learning Which Size Of Nasal Cannula To Use

I would like a resource on different types of cannula's and how to fit yourself. Some with small spikes don't deliver enough. Others with bigger spikes seem to whistle. I hate that a company just dropped off a concentrator and a nasal cannula and left. I ordered some new ones to try, but a few of them have long long tails, others don't feel right. Some of them really stink! It just seems like somewhere there will be a good resource to explain the different kinds and what they offer so you… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My DME supplier uses the Salter Labs brand of hoses and cannulas. They make many different lengths and nose tips, along with other O2 accessories. Here is one site which describes the specs of each product along with an idea of pricing if you wish to purchase from a local medical supply store or online:
https://www.directhomemedical.com/manufacturers...
This brand is hospital grade and reliable. Take care.

posted 22 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I don’t like the ones my supplier has so I order mine through Amazon. It’s trial and error and there are different types and sizes. I dispose of them once a week.
When I first went on oxygen my hubby would wash them & hang them to dry until we found out we could order them. Lol

posted 23 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I would call the company that delivers your oxygen and your supplies and have them help you out.
I have Lincare and they are great they help me out.
I use mine for a few weeks I throw it out and get a new one.
I hope this helps you out stay safe and have a great day.

posted 23 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Good afternoon Jane
I was advised when I got my first portable to use them for 1 week and then dispose of them. The ones they provide get hard in about a week so that works for me. They are short 3/8 inch with a slight curve to then.

posted 23 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

mine to is 7 foot way to long and the companies I deal with that all they have the one for the house is 50 feet long I walk allover my appartment with it and shower. and yes I really have to be careful that I don't fall I use it to shower

posted 10 days ago
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