BETTER NASAL CANNULA STORAGE
Stop the contact.
Mitigate the risk.
Reap three rewards.
Reward One: Reusable and Less Expensive
An O2 FRESH Nasal Cannula Cover™ is like a durable medical equipment item you can buy once, sanitize and reuse!
Did you know you are likely spending $5.76 per year per patient on plastic bags to store nasal cannulas for oxygen therapy?
An O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover pays for itself in one year or less over the cost of buying plastic bags for nasal cannula storage with our bulk pricing.
Faster To Use
Free up staff time and improve patient and resident comfort and convenience with an O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover!
The O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover provides hygienic nasal cannula storage that is faster and safer to use than a plastic bag, travels with the patient, and is always conveniently nearby.
Reward Three: Better
The O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover can be used to mitigate potential nasal cannula prong contact transmission during oxygen therapy.
Preliminary results from a study conducted at Baldwin Wallace University demonstrated contact transmission can occur between nasal cannula prongs and MRSA and that the organism survived for several days on the nasal cannula prongs after exposure. Read more about potential contact transmission.
Stop The Contact. Mitigate The Risk.
I have seen so many patients drop their cannulas on the floor in areas that have some seriously questionable bacteria and germs, then place the cannula back into their nose, potentially even blowing them deeper into the patients' airways and maybe even causing further breathing and infectious issues.
- Outpatient Pulmonary Transition Coordinator
Ventilated Nasal Cannula Storage Decreases Bacterial Load.
A California State University study showed that putting nasal cannulas into ventilated storage "decreases the amount of bacteria and likely minimizes cross-contaminants and re-introduction of large numbers of bacteria in the nose."
The patient puts the contaminated nasal cannula back in their nostrils and directly transfers potentially pathogenic organisms onto the mucous membranes inside their nasal passages, putting them at risk of developing a respiratory infection.
- Mary Goldbrick, MS, RN, CRNI INFECTION PREVENTIONIST, AUTHOR, CONSULTANT