TB 36/20Analysis of Fire Incidents in Homecare Oxygen Therapy Based on Data Review and Literature

The combination of smoking or open flames together with oxygen is dangerous and can lead to fires. Patients receiving oxygen therapy at home, sometimes do not follow the safety instructions related to using oxygen safely and, as a result, fires may occur.

This Technical Bulletin provides advice to Homecare Service Providers on the mitigation of fires in homecare oxygen therapy based on both a literature review and an analysis of the occurrences of oxygen fire incidents at homecare patients recorded by EIGA members.