safety summary

safety summary
POSEIDON HUMIDIFIER
Assembly, Installation and Operating Instructions
OVERVIEW OF THE INVACARE
POSEIDON HUMIDIFIER
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Check all parts for shipping damage. If damage is found, DO
NOT use. Contact Carrier/Invacare for further instructions.
The Poseidon Humidifier helps alleviate symptoms associated
with the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
treatment. These symptoms include a dry nose and throat. It is
intended for use with Invacare nasal CPAP systems as well as
many other manufacturer’s CPAP systems.
SAFETY SUMMARY
In order to ensure the safe installation, assembly and
operation of the POSEIDON HUMIDIFIER these instructions MUST be followed:
The Poseidon Humidifier is a container that is filled with water
and placed beneath the flow generator. Air from the flow generator passes over the water in the humidifier picking up moisture before delivering it through your nasal cannula/mask. This
process helps to relieve irritation of the nose and throat from
use of the CPAP system.
CAUTION
Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on
order of a physician, or any other practitioner
licensed by the law of the State in which he
practices to use or order the use of this device.
The Poseidon humidifier was designed to be used
with various CPAP units. ALWAYS check with your
physician/clinician to determine if it can be used
with your sleep unit/flow generator.
GENERAL WARNINGS
The Poseidon Humidifier Kit Contains:
DESCRIPTION
Humidifier (blue-tinted plastic)
Flexible air tubing (short length)
DO NOT install this equipment without first reading and understanding this instruction sheet AND
your CPAP owner’s manual. If you are unable to
understand these instructions, contact Invacare
technical support at the number listed on the
back page before attempting to install this equipment - otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
The humidifier is for SINGLE PERSON USE ONLY.
This device is not to be used with CPAP flow
generators that have automatic pressure titration capabilities.
This device will not alter compliance parameters
when operated with a Bi-level or CPAP flow
generators.
DO NOT allow water from the humidifier to spill
through the air tubing into the flow generator as
this could result in electrical shock hazard and
could result in personal injury or equipment damage. To prevent this:
DO NOT overfill the humidifier;
Disconnect the tubing at the flow generator
when not in use;
DO NOT fill the humidifier while it is
attached to the flow generator;
If water does enter the flow generator, switch
OFF the power and disconnect the flow generator. Return it to your equipment supplier
for evaluation.
Ensure that all items are properly and
securely installed and the humidifier is positioned under the flow generator.
QTY.
1
1
FILLING THE HUMIDIFIER (FIGURE 1)
1. Rinse each item of the humidifier kit in clean water and
drain completely.
WARNING
DO NOT overfill the humidifier - otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
2. Holding the humidifier upright, fill the humidifier with distilled or demineralized water through either port to the level
indicated by the fill line.
Inlet
Port
Outlet Port
FIGURE 1 - FILLING THE HUMIDIFIER
1
CONNECTING THE HUMIDIFIER TO
THE FLOW GENERATOR (FIGURE 2)
1. Place the humidifier securely on a level surface where it is
to be used.
2. Position the flow generator on top of the humidifier between the humidifier ports.
3. Push one (1) end of the shorter tubing onto the flow generator outlet.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
CAUTION
DO NOT use hot water.
DO NOT use bleach, chlorine-, alcohol-, or aromatic-based solutions on the tubing or connector as these could cause deterioration of
the materials.
DO NOT hang the tubing in direct sunlight as
the tubing may harden over time and eventually crack.
4. Push the other end of the shorter tubing onto the
humidifier inlet port.
Daily
5. Push the longer tubing onto the humidifier outlet port.
Clean the humidifier daily as follows:
6. Attach nasal mask to the other end of the longer tubing.
Refer to and follow the instructions supplied with nasal
mask.
1. Turn the sleep unit/flow generator switch OFF.
7. Check that all tubing is securely connected to the
humidifier. The humidifier is now ready for use.
3. Use a mild detergent and wash the humidifier and tubing
in warm water.
2. Disconnect all tubing from the sleep unit/flow generator, humidifier and patient nasal mask.
4. Partly fill the humidifier and shake vigorously.
Flow Generator
5. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let air dry.
Humidifier Outlet
Port
Weekly
Disinfect the humidifier weekly as follows:
Longer
Tubing
1. Soak the humidifier in a combination of disinfectant solution and cold water for 30 minutes.
2. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let air dry
completely.
Periodically
Flow Generator
Outlet
Shorter
Tubing
Nasal Mask
Humidifier
Humidifier
Inlet Port
FIGURE 2 - CONNECTING THE HUMIDIFIER TO
THE FLOW GENERATOR
CAUTION
DO NOT mix the vinegar and water solution
with the disinfectant solution.
Calcium deposits may build up inside your humidifier over
time. Remove periodically as follows:
1. Soak the humidifier and shorter tubing in a solution of one
(1) part vinegar and one (1) part warm water for 30 minutes.
2. Rinse thoroughly with clean water until the smell of vinegar has gone. Let air dry completely.
3. Drain any remaining water from the humidifier.
Invacare Corporation
USA
One Invacare Way
Mississauga Ontario
44036-2125
800-333-6900
Respiratory Products
2101 E. Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, Florida USA
32773
800-832-4707
www.invacare.com
Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E Unit 8
Invacare Corporation.
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324
Invacare is a registered trademark of Elyria, Ohio USA
Yes, you can. is a trademark of Invacare Corporation.
© 2004 Invacare Corporation
Part No. 1102385
Rev D - 7/04
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