AirSep NewLife eLite Product specifications

Patient Manual
Oxygen Concentrator
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AirSep® NewLife® Elite
Oxygen Concentrator
Why Your Physician Prescribed Oxygen
What Is an Oxygen Concentrator?
Important Safety Rules
How to Operate Your Oxygen Concentrator
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Filters
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Oxygen Without Humidifier
Oxygen With Humidifier
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Nasal Cannula
Proper Setting of Oxygen Flowmeter
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Cleaning, Care, and Proper Maintenance
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Cabinet
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Filters
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Reserve Oxygen Supply
Troubleshooting
Product Specifications
Classification
Symbols
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AirSep® NewLife® Elite Oxygen Concentrator
This Patient Manual will acquaint you with AirSep’s NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator. Make sure
you read and understand all the information contained in this guide before you operate your unit. Should
you have any questions, your Equipment Provider will be happy to answer them for you.
In the event of an alarm or if you are experiencing any signs of patient discomfort,
consult your Equipment Provider and/or your physician immediately.
This unit is not to be used for or with any life-supporting applications. Geriatric,
pediatric, or any other patient unable to communicate discomfort while using this
machine may require additional monitoring. Consult your physician immediately if
you are experiencing any signs of patient discomfort.
This device manufactures high purity oxygen, which promotes rapid burning. Do not
allow smoking or open flames within 5 feet of: (1) this device or (2) any oxygencarrying accessory. Use no oil, grease, or petroleum-based products on or near the
unit. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before you clean or service
the unit.
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Why Your Physician Prescribed Oxygen
Many people today suffer from a variety of heart, lung, and other respiratory diseases. A significant
number of these patients can benefit from supplemental oxygen therapy for respiratory care at home,
in the hospital, or at a medical facility.
Oxygen is a gas that makes up 21% of the room air we breathe. Our bodies depend on a steady supply
to function properly. Your physician has prescribed supplemental oxygen therapy because your body
is not able to get enough oxygen from room air. Oxygen is a non-addictive drug, and your physician
prescribed a flow sufficient to improve your condition.
Please keep in mind that unauthorized oxygen therapy can be dangerous. You must seek medical
advice before you use this unit. The Equipment Provider who supplies your oxygen equipment will
demonstrate how to set the prescribed flow rate.
It is very important to follow the prescribed level of oxygen flow. Do not increase or
decrease the flow until you first consult your physician.
What Is an Oxygen Concentrator?
Oxygen concentrators were introduced in the mid-1970s and have become the most convenient,
reliable source of supplemental oxygen available today. Without an oxygen concentrator, the average
patient would require a delivery of 12 bottles/cylinders of oxygen each month. Your oxygen
concentrator produces all the oxygen you need, with no deliveries required.
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The air we breathe contains approximately 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% other gases.
In the NewLife Elite unit, room air passes through a regenerative adsorbent material called molecular
sieve. This material separates the oxygen from the nitrogen and other gases. The result is a constant
supply of concentrated high purity supplemental oxygen that is delivered to the patient.
There is never a danger of depleting the oxygen in a room when you use your NewLife
Elite unit.
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NEWLIFE ELITE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR
Important Safety Rules
Carefully review and familiarize yourself with the following important safety information about the
NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator:
In the event of an alarm or if you are experiencing any signs of patient discomfort,
consult your Equipment Provider and/or your physician immediately.
This unit is not to be used for or with any life-supporting applications. Geriatric,
pediatric, or any other patient unable to communicate discomfort while using this
machine may require additional monitoring. Consult your physician immediately if
you are experiencing any signs of patient discomfort.
Do not leave a nasal cannula under bed coverings or chair cushions. If the unit is
turned on but not in use, the oxygen will make the material flammable. Set the I/0
power switch to the 0 (off) position when the NewLife Elite unit is not in use.
Electrical shock hazard. Do not remove covers while the unit is plugged in. Only your
Equipment Provider should remove the covers.
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This device manufactures high purity oxygen, which promotes rapid burning. Do not
allow smoking or open flames within 5 feet of: (1) this device or (2) any oxygencarrying accessory. Use no oil, grease, or petroleum-based products on or near the
unit. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before you clean or service
the unit.
Do not use extension cords with this unit.
AirSep recommends an alternate source of supplemental oxygen in the event of a
power outage, alarm condition, or mechanical failure. Consult your physician or
Equipment Provider for the type of reserve system required.
Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on order of a physician. Use unit in
accordance with the manufacturer’s Patient Manual.
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How to Operate Your Oxygen Concentrator
First, become familiar with the important parts of your
NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator (Figures 1a and 1b).
A. On/Off (I/0) Power Switch:
Starts and stops the operation of the unit.
B. Circuit Breaker Reset Button:
D
Resets the unit after electrical overload shutdown.
C. Digital Hour Meter:
C
Records the unit’s total hours of operation.
B
D. Flowmeter/Adjustment Knob:
A
Controls and indicates the oxygen flow rate in liters per
minute (lpm).
E. Oxygen Outlet:
Provides connections for a humidifier (if required),
cannula, or catheter.
F. Top and Side Handles:
Enables convenience in carrying the unit.
G. Operating Instructions:
Explains procedures to operate the unit.
H. Air Intake Gross Particle Filter:
Prevents dust and other airborne particles from entering the unit.
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F
G
F
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Figure 1a
I. Storage Pocket:
Handy accessory pocket with Velcro attachments to hold user
manual, extra air intake filter, and oxygen adapter.
J. Power Cord:
Allows connection of unit into an electrical outlet.
H
Do not use extension cords with this unit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Locate the unit near an electrical outlet in the room where
you spend most of your time.
Position the unit away from curtains or drapes, hot air
registers, heaters, and fireplaces. Be certain to place the
unit so all sides are at least 12 inches away from a wall or
Figure 1b
other obstruction. Do not place the unit in a confined area.
Turn the unit so that the operating controls are within easy reach and the air intake on the
back of the unit is not obstructed.
Connect oxygen accessories such as a humidifier (if required), cannula, catheter, and/or
extension tubing to the oxygen outlet.
Remove the power cord completely from around the concentrator, if wrapped around, as
shown (Figure 1b).
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6. Insert the power cord into the electrical outlet.
7. Locate the power switch on the front of the unit, and switch it to
the I position (on). (Figure 2.)
A battery-operated audible alarm must loudly sound for a 5-second
test to indicate a good battery and alarm.
On/Off
Power Switch
If the alarm is weak or does not sound at all,
consult your Equipment Provider immediately.
The standard NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator
accommodates prescriptions from 1 to 5 lpm.
Figure 2
8. Set the flowmeter adjustment knob to your prescribed lpm
(Figure 3).
The concentrator is now ready for use.
Figure 3
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9. To turn the concentrator off, press the I/0 switch to the 0 position.
Always operate the unit in an upright position.
10. If the NewLife Elite unit fails to operate properly, refer to the Troubleshooting section
for a list of probable causes and solutions.
For easier reference, store this Patient Manual and the additional air
intake gross particle filter (if provided) in the pocket.
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Filters
Air enters the NewLife Elite unit through an air intake gross particle filter
located on the back of the oxygen concentrator. This filter removes dust
particles and other impurities from the air. Before you operate the NewLife
Elite unit, make sure this filter is clean and positioned correctly (Figure 4).
The supplemental oxygen produced by the NewLife Elite unit receives
additional filtration from a bacteria filter located within the oxygen
concentrator. Your Equipment Provider performs maintenance on the bacteria
filter in addition to other maintenance on the unit.
Figure 4
The use of some oxygen administration accessories not
specified for use with this oxygen concentrator may impair
its performance.
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Oxygen Without Humidifier
1. If your physician did not prescribe a humidifier, connect the oxygen
tubing directly to the unit’s oxygen outlet. A separate outlet fitting is
supplied for this type of connection (Figure 5).
Figure 5
Oxygen With Humidifier
Follow these steps if your physician prescribed an oxygen humidifier as part
of your therapy:
1. Remove or unscrew the reservoir bottle from the humidifier. (If you
have a pre-filled unit, do not perform this step. Proceed directly to
step 4.)
2. Fill the reservoir with cool or cold water (distilled water is preferred)
to the fill line indicated on the bottle. DO NOT OVERFILL.
3. Screw the reservoir bottle back together.
4. On the top of the humidifier, turn the threaded nut counterclockwise
while you connect the humidifier to the oxygen outlet, and tighten
securely (Figure 6).
5. Connect oxygen tubing from the cannula or catheter to the humidifier
outlet fitting (Figure 7).
Figure 6
The use of certain humidifiers not specified for use
with this oxygen concentrator may impair its
performance.
Figure 7
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To Equipment Provider: The following
humidifier bottle is recommended for use with
the NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator:
•AirSep Part No. HU003-1.
Nasal Cannula
Your physician has prescribed either a nasal cannula or catheter (Figure 8).
In most cases, the manufacturer has already connected the oxygen supply
tubing to the cannula or catheter. If not, follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for proper connection. Connect the oxygen tubing to the
oxygen outlet adapter or humidifier.
To Equipment Provider: The following oxygen
administration accessories are recommended for use with
the NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator:
•Nasal Cannula with 7 feet of tubing: AirSep Part No. CU002-1.
•Oxygen Outlet Adapter: AirSep Part No. F0025-1.
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Figure 8
Proper Setting of Oxygen Flowmeter
To set the proper flow of supplemental oxygen, turn the flowmeter
adjustment knob left or right until the ball inside the flowmeter centers
on the flow line number prescribed by your physician (Figure 9).
To view the flowmeter at the proper angle, note that the back line and the
front numbered line must give the appearance of just one line.
It is very important to follow the prescribed level of
oxygen flow. Do not increase or decrease the flow until
you first consult your physician.
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Normally, you should not need to adjust the flowmeter
on your unit. If you turn the flowmeter adjustment knob
clockwise, you will decrease and can shut off the flow of
oxygen from your unit. For your convenience, the
flowmeter is marked in 1/2 lpm increments from 1 to 5
lpm flow settings.
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Cleaning, Care, and Proper Maintenance
Cabinet
Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet
before you clean the cabinet.
Do not use liquid directly on the unit. Do not use any
petroleum-based solvents or cleaning agents.
Figure 10
Clean the cabinet and power cord only with a mild
household cleaner applied with a damp cloth or sponge,
and then wipe them dry (Figure 10).
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Filters
Do not operate the unit without the air intake gross particle
filter in place.
On a weekly basis, wash the air intake gross particle filter, located on the
back of the unit. Your Equipment Provider may advise you to clean it
more often depending on your operating conditions.
Follow these steps to properly clean the air intake gross particle filter:
1. Remove the filter and wash in a warm solution of soap and water
(Figure 11).
2. Rinse the filter thoroughly, and remove excess water with a soft
absorbent towel.
3. Replace the filter.
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Figure 11
If a second filter is provided, insert the replacement filter before you clean the dirty
filter.
AirSep does not recommend the sterilization of this equipment.
Reserve Oxygen Supply
Your Equipment Provider should provide or suggest an alternative source for supplemental oxygen
therapy in case there is a mechanical failure or a power outage. During a power outage, alarm condition,
or mechanical failure, use your reserve oxygen supply (if provided), and consult your Equipment
Provider immediately.
Troubleshooting
If your NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator fails to operate properly, consult your Equipment Provider,
and then refer to the troubleshooting chart on the following pages for probable causes and solutions.
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Do not attempt any maintenance other than the possible solutions listed below.
If you cannot get the unit to operate, connect your cannula or catheter to the reserve supplemental
oxygen supply (if provided).
Proble m
Uni t does not operate. Pow er
fai l ure condi ti on causes a
conti nuous al arm to sound.
Probable Cause
Pow er cord not connected
i nto el ectri cal outl et.
Solution
Check pow er cord pl ug at the el ectri cal outl et
for a proper connecti on.
No pow er at el ectri cal outl et. Check pow er source, w al l sw i tch, fuse, or
ci rcui t breaker i n-house.
Oxygen concentrator ci rcui t
breaker i s acti vated.
Press (Do not hold in) the ci rcui t breaker
reset button on the front of the uni t.
Contact your Equi pment Provi der for servi ce.
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Pr oble m
Limite d o xyge n flo w.
Pr oba ble Ca us e
Solut ion
Dirty o r o b s truc te d humid ifie r b o ttle .
Re mo ve the humid ifie r b o ttle ( if us e d ) fro m
the o xyge n o utle t. If flo w is r e s to r e d , c le a n
o r re p la c e with a ne w humid ifie r b o ttle .
De fe c tive na s a l c a nnula ,
c a the te r, a nd /o r o xyge n
d e live r y tub e .
Re mo ve na s a l c a nnula o r c a the te r fro m
o xyge n tub ing. I f p ro p e r flo w is re s to re d ,
re p la c e with ne w c a nnula o r c a the te r.
Dis c o nne c t d e live ry tub ing a t o xyge n o utle t
(fr o nt o f unit). If p ro p e r flo w is re s to re d ,
c he c k o xyge n tub ing fo r k ink s o r
o b s truc tio ns . Re p la c e if ne e d e d .
C o nd e ns a tio n c o lle c ts in the
o xyge n tub ing whe n yo u us e
the humid ifie r b o ttle .
Unit no t p ro p e rly ve ntila te d . M a k e s ure unit is p o s itio ne d a wa y fro m
Ele va te d o p e ra ting
c ur ta ins o r d ra p e s , ho t a ir r e gis te rs , he a te rs ,
te mp e ra ture .
a nd fire p la c e s . Be c e rta in to p la c e the unit
s o a ll s id e s a r e a t le a s t 1 2 inc he s a wa y fro m
a wa ll o r o the r o b s truc tio n. Do no t p la c e the
unit in a c o nfine d a re a .
Re fill humid ifie r b o ttle with C O LD wa te r.
DO N O T O VERF ILL. Allo w o xyge n tub ing
to d ry o ut, o r re p la c e with ne w tub ing.
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Pr oble m
I nte r mitte nt a la r m s o und s a t
o ne s e c o nd inte r va ls .
Pr oba ble Ca us e
Eq uip me nt ma lfunc tio n.
Solut ion
S e t I/ 0 p o we r s witc h to 0 p o s itio n, us e
yo ur r e s e r ve o xyge n s up p ly ( if
p r o vid e d ) , a nd c o ns ult yo ur Eq uip me nt
P r o vid e r imme d ia te ly.
Unit d o e s no t a la r m, o r we a k We a k 9 - vo lt b a tte r y.
a la r m s o und s fo r 5 s e c o nd s
d ur ing s ta r t- up .
C a ll yo ur Eq uip me nt P r o vid e r to r e p la c e
9 - vo lt b a tte r y.
All o the r p r o b le ms .
S e t I/ 0 p o we r s witc h to the 0 p o s itio n,
us e yo ur r e s e r ve o xyge n s up p ly ( if
p r o vid e d ) , a nd c o ns ult yo ur Eq uip me nt
P r o vid e r imme d ia te ly.
Product Specifications
Oxygen Concentration:*
1–3 lpm: 95.5%–92.0%
4 lpm: 92% ±3%
5 lpm: 90% ±3%
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Dimensions:
Weight:
Electrical:
Alarms:
28.5 in. high x 15.7 in. wide x 14.5 in. deep
(72.4 cm high x 40 cm wide x 36.8 cm deep)
54 lb
(24.5 kg)
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 4.0 amps
350 watts
Two-prong polarized plug
Double-insulated cabinet
CSA-approved to IEC 601-1
Export Models:
220–240 VAC, 50 Hz, 2.0 amps
220 VAC, 60 Hz, 2.0 amps
Double-insulated cabinet
CSA-approved to IEC 601-1
Power failure
High and low pressure
Battery test
Low purity test (with Oxygen Monitor option)
* Based on an atmospheric pressure of 14.7 psia (101 kPa) at 70°F (21°C).
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Classification
Type of protection against electric shock:
Class II Protection from electric shock is achieved by DOUBLE INSULATION.
Protective earthing or reliance upon installation conditions are not required.
Degree of protection against electric shock:
Type B Equipment providing a particular degree of protection against electric shock,
particularly regarding:
1) allowable leakage current;
2) reliability of protective earth connection (if present).
Not intended for direct cardiac application.
Degree of protection against harmful ingress of water:
Drip-proof equipment - IPX1.
Equipment provided with an enclosure preventing entry of such an amount of falling
liquid as might interfere with the satisfactory and safe operation of the equipment.
Method of cleaning and infection control allowed:
Please refer to the Maintenance section in the NewLife Elite Service Manual.
Degree of safety of application in the presence of flammable anesthetic gases:
Equipment not suitable for such application.
Mode of operation:
Continuous duty.
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Symbols
Symbols are frequently used on equipment in preference to words with the intention of lessening any
possibility of misunderstanding caused by language differences. Symbols can also permit easier
comprehension of a concept within a restricted space.
The following table is a list of symbols and definitions used with the NewLife Elite Oxygen Concentrator.
These symbols referenced from the appropriate International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
standards:
Symbol
IEC
Publication
787-02-02
348
0
417-5008
Off (power: disconnection from the mains)
417-5007
On (power: connection to the mains)
417-5032
Alternating current
417-5172
Class II Equipment
rev. A
529
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Type B Equipment
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IPX1
MN077-1
Description
Attention, consult ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS
Protected against dripping water
02
03/02
Manufactured by:
AirSep Corporation
Buffalo, NY 14228-2085 USA