Doc. 89/16Medical Oxygen Systems for Homecare Supply

This publication covers the supply of medical oxygen to homecare patients by the various delivery routes available, these include oxygen delivered in compressed gas cylinders, oxygen delivered as a cryogenic liquid, oxygen produced via a concentrator and for this revision oxygen self-fill systems where oxygen is compressed into a gas cylinder at the patients home using a concentrator and a small compressor.

This revision includes additional information on replacement batteries, description of the different types of concentrators, a reference section as well as editorial changes.

This publication is intended for those who are responsible for the management and operation of medical oxygen homecare supply such that the provision of this service will follow best operating practices to ensure continuity of supply.