SmartDoseTM SD Gas Conserver - DASCO Home Medical Equipment

SmartDoseTM SD Gas Conserver - DASCO Home Medical Equipment
SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver
TM
350G Product Manual
CAUTION
Federal (USA) law restricts this device
to sale by or on the order of a physician.
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SmartDose technology
patent pending.
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of Inspired Technologies, Inc.
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Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
from Inspired Technologies.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver gives you the
freedom and confidence to live a more active life.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is the only
conserver that senses your respiratory rate and
automatically delivers more oxygen when you need it
most to help you stay active and saturated.
Before You Begin
Please read this entire manual before you use your SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver. If you do not understand the warnings,
cautions, and instructions, contact your medical equipment
provider before using this equipment. Otherwise, there is a
risk of injury to you or damage to the equipment.
When using oxygen products, especially when children are
present, you must follow several important safety precautions.
Please read the following safety information before you use
your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
Product Classification
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is classified as:
IEC Class II equipment
Type B Applied Part
Not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable
anesthetic mixture with air, or with nitrous oxide.
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Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
from Inspired Technologies.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver gives you the
freedom and confidence to live a more active life.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is the only
conserver that senses your respiratory rate and
automatically delivers more oxygen when you need it
most to help you stay active and saturated.
Before You Begin
Please read this entire manual before you use your SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver. If you do not understand the warnings,
cautions, and instructions, contact your medical equipment
provider before using this equipment. Otherwise, there is a
risk of injury to you or damage to the equipment.
When using oxygen products, especially when children are
present, you must follow several important safety precautions.
Please read the following safety information before you use
your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
Product Classification
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is classified as:
IEC Class II equipment
Type B Applied Part
Not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable
anesthetic mixture with air, or with nitrous oxide.
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How SmartDose Works
Notes:
SmartDose extends the use time from a supply of oxygen by only
delivering oxygen during the portions of the breath that put the gas into
the lungs, where it can be used. SmartDose delivers a volume of oxygen
on each breath, right at the start of inhalation. It delivers the oxygen
within 2/3 of the inhale cycle. By doing so, it is not delivering oxygen at
the end of inhalation or during exhalation, where oxygen can not be used
by the patient. The normal volume of oxygen that SmartDose delivers
is 16 ml per setting, so that a setting of 2 delivers 32 ml of oxygen on each
breath, in the first 2/3 of the inhale cycle.
Additionally, SmartDose monitors a patient’s breathing patterns and can
sense when breath rate is increasing and automatically turns up the
oxygen volume by one setting (SportDose 1), and if breath rate continues
to rise, by another (SportDose 2). Many patients have historically turned
their settings up and down throughout the day, but this self administered
approach is inconsistent and by the time most patients feel the need to
turn it up, their oxygen levels are already depleted. SmartDose responds
more quickly and consistently. SmartDose also recognizes when breath
rate drops and lowers the volume back down to normal levels, saving
oxygen. Again, this is often an improvement over manual adjustments
since patients often forget to turn the volume down after exerting.
SmartDose gives more oxygen when it is needed, and because if turns it
up sooner, less overall oxygen is needed. Because of this and turning
down the oxygen sooner when not needed, SmartDose delivers efficient
O2 delivery and extends the use time of your oxygen supply.
SmartDose also uses a multi-valve system that has multiple delivery flow
rates. The unit can deliver a volume at three flow choices. The unit
constantly monitors the patients breath rate and determines the lowest
flow option to “fit” the oxygen into the first 2/3 of the breath.
By delivering at lower flows, the unit is more comfortable, and quieter
than units that deliver at higher flows all the time.
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Important Information
Terms, Abbreviations, and Symbols
This guide and the SmartDose SDGas Conserver product labeling
uses the following terms, abbreviations, and symbols:
IEC Symbols
PHYSICIAN INFORMATION:
Name:
Smoking is not
allowed in the area
REF
Indicates a
Model Number
General
warning sign
SN
Indicates a
Serial Number
Class II
Equipment
IXP1
Drip Proof
Address:
Telephone:
Emergency Telephone:
PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION
Type B
Equipment
Follow Operating
Instructions
Warning:
dangerous voltage
Fire
Hazard
Patients Name:
Flow Setting (LPM):
Important Safeguards
When using oxygen products, especially when children are present,
basic safety precautions should always be followed. Read all
instructions before using. Important information is highlighted by
these terms:
SET-UP INFORMATION
Name of person setting up:
OXYGEN PROVIDER
Company:
Emergency Telephone Number:
This instruction guide was reviewed with me and I have been instructed on the safe use and care
of the Inspired Technologies SmartDose Conserving Device.
Patient or Caregiver Signature
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Date
DANGER
Urgent safety information
for hazards that will cause
serious injury or death.
WARNING
Important safety information
for hazards that might cause
serious injury.
CAUTION
NOTE
Information for preventing
damage to the product.
Information to which
you should pay special
attention.
Important safeguards are indicated throughout this guide; pay
special attention to all safety information.
Read all instructions before using. Save these instructions.
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General Dangers and Warnings
Notes:
In order to ensure the safe operation and achieve maximum benefit of theSmartDose SD
Gas Conserver, these instructions MUST be followed.
Dangers
DANGER
Fire hazard. Do not lubricate. Do not allow grease or oil from your hands or other
source to come into contact with the internal tubing of the SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver. Keep all flammable materials or petroleum-based products away from
the equipment. These solutions may be flammable and cause injury.
DANGER
Oxygen causes rapid burning. Do not smoke in the vicinity of your
SmartDose SD Gas Conserver or when you are near a person utilizing
oxygen therapy. Keep the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver at least 5 feet (1.6M)
from hot, sparking objectsor open sources of flame.
DANGER
Keep matches, cigarettes, burning tobacco, or other open flames away from
the area where the system is being stored or operated. Keep the equipment
away from heat sources, electric or gas heaters of any kind, fireplaces,
or stoves.
DANGER
Avoid creation of any spark near oxygen equipment. This includes sparks
from static electricity created by any type of friction. Keep the equipment at
least seven feet away from radios, television sets, window air conditioners,
fans, electric razors, hair dryers, and all other electrical appliances.
Do not lay the cannula down. Do not lay the cannula down while the oxygen
is flowing. High concentrations of oxygen can cause rapid burning.
DANGER
Warnings
WARNING
Read instruction manual first. Do not operate this equipment without first reading
and understanding this instruction manual and the warning labels on the product.
If you do not understand the warnings, cautions and instructions, contact your
medical equipment provider or technical personnel before attempting to install or
use this equipment; otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
WARNING
Patient use only. The use of this device is limited to an oxygen patient.
Oxygen MUST be used ONLY by an oxygen patient and is not intended to be
distributed to any other individual for any purpose.
WARNING
Use only authorized parts. Do not use parts, accessories, or adapters other
than those authorized by Inspired Technologies, Inc.
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WARNING
Appendix
Use Times
Because SmartDose responds to each person’s breathing patterns,
the use time will vary. Higher breath rates and higher settings and
higher O2 volumes will shorten use time. The following chart shows
estimated use times for various cylinders based off of 20 BPM breath
rates, setting of SD 2.
Normal Volumes (ml)
Equivalent Flow Rates (LPM)
Volume (Gas Liters)
Cylinder
USE TIMES (hr)
16
32
1
2
48
3
64
4
80
5
Mode
M-6 Cylinder
164
2.7
8.5
1.4
4.3
0.9
2.8
0.7
2.1
0.5
1.7
CF
SmartDose
ML-6 Cylinder
170
2.8
8.9
1.4
4.4
0.9
3.0
0.7
2.2
0.6
1.8
CF
SmartDose
C Cylinder
240
4.0
12.5
2.0
6.3
1.3
4.2
1.0
3.1
0.8
2.5
CF
SmartDose
D Cylinder
415
6.9
21.6
3.5
10.8
2.3
7.2
1.7
5.4
1.4
4.3
CF
SmartDose
E Cylinder
682
11.4
35.5
5.7
17.8
3.8
11.8
2.8
8.9
2.3
7.1
CF
SmartDose
CF = Continuous Flow
This chart is intended to be used as a guide only and is an
estimation of use times. Actual results may vary.
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Do not use if... Do not use the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver if it:
Is not working properly.
• Has been dropped or damaged.
• Has been submersed in water.
Call a qualified technician for examination and repair.
WARNING
To prevent high concentrations of oxygen:
• Keep equipment in well ventilated areas.
• Do not carry equipment under a coat or any form of clothing.
• Turn off oxygen supply by closing the cylinder valve when not
in use.
WARNING
Unintended oxygen leakage. If any unintended leakage of oxygen is
detected, do not attempt to use the product. Turn the product off. If leakage
persists, place the product outdoors, open doors and windows to ventilate
the area, and notify your medical equipment provider or service
representative of this condition.
WARNING
Over pressure relief valve. The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is equipped
with a pressure relief valve to ensure the user’s safety.
When activated, this safety feature may make a slight hissing noise. If this
noise occurs and persists, turn the unit off and contact your medical
equipment provider or service representative.
WARNING
Always supervise children. Children should always be supervised around
the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver. Failure to do so may result in damage
to the unit or personal injury.
WARNING
Use in accordance with your prescription. For your safety, the SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver must be used in accordance with the prescription
determined by your physician.
WARNING
Not for use in emergency transport vehicles. The SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver is not intended to be used in emergency transport vehicles
(ambulances or helicopters), or other similar areas where high levels of
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) may be expected.
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Warnings About Handling
WARNING
Use extreme care when attaching your Conserver. Do not immerse
in liquids or subject device to harsh conditions. Do not use in
temperatures greater than 104ºF (40ºC) or below 41ºF (5º)C).
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not disassemble. The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver contains no user
serviceable parts. If service is required, contact your home medical
equipment provider or authorized service center. Do not allow unauthorized
or untrained individuals to operate the equipment.
Use only AA type batteries. AA alkaline or AA rechargeable batteries may be
used. If using Rechargeable batteries, they must be fully charged before
installing. It is recommended to use ≥1800 mAh Ni-MH
(Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries.
Remove tha batteries if the product is to be stored for an extended period
of time. Recycle batteries according to federal, state and local laws.
CAUTION
Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
CAUTION
Portable and mobile RF (Radio Frequency) communications equipment can
affect the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
CAUTION
Do not use with other equipment (i.e. humidifier, nebulizar, etc.) when in
SmartDose delivery mode.
NOTE
Preparing for Shipping
Prior to shipping the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, remove
the batteries & remove from oxygen cylinders.
Allow the portable to rest for at least 8 hours to empty.
Storage
Cautions and Notes
CAUTION
Transporting & Storing SmartDose SD Gas Conservers
Have a full cylinder of oxygen on hand. Inspired Technologies recommends
the medical equipment provider leave a full cylinder of oxygen with the patient
after setting up the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, and instructing the patient
to always keep a full cylinder on hand.
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Store the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in a cool, clean, dry
area when not in use. Avoid storing in direct sunlight.
Battery disposal
Dispose of all batteries in accordance with local, state, and
federal regulations.
Specifications
Weight (with batteries)
Dimensions
Power Supply
Operating Temperature
Operating Pressure (cylinder)
Operating Humidity
Storage Temperature
Storage Humidity
Continuous Flow Rate
Volume / Patient Setting
SmartDose 1 Volume
SmartDose 2 Volume
1.39 lbs
6 x 3.5 x 4
4 Standard “AA” alkaline or
NiMH batteries
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
500 – 2,250 psig (34 to 155 bar)
10 – 95 % RH, non-condensing
- 20° to 50°C
0 – 95% RH, non-condensing
2 LPM + 0.6 LPM
16 ml +20%,-10%
16 ml, incremental to standard
volume
32 ml, incremental to standard
volume
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Indications for Use
The Inspired Technologies SmartDose 350G SD Gas
Conserver is intended as a delivery device for
medical-grade oxygen from high-pressure oxygen
cylinders.
This is an ambulatory device, which allows patients
to ambulate longer than they would with a continuous
flow regulator on the same cylinder.
The SmartDose 350G SD Gas Conserver is intended to be
used in the hospital, healthcare facilities, or homecare
environments.
Preventative Maintenance
• Contact your medical equipment provider annually to schedule preventative
maintenance for your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
• There are no user-serviceable components inside the Conserver.
• Keep the exterior of the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver clean using a clean,
damp, oil-free, lint-free cloth.
• Clean and dry the Conserver with a clean, dry, oil-free, lint-free cloth.
• The Inspired Technologies, Inc. SmartDose SD Gas Conserver should be kept
clean & free from moisture & dust.
• The device should be protected from extreme temperatures.
• Clean the device periodically by wiping it with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Provider Checklist
…
Before leaving the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver with
a patient, the following checklist MUST be completed:
…
Check all parts for shipping damage. In case of damage,
do not use. Contact Inspired Technologies, Inc. for further
instructions.
…
Make sure the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is compatible
with the oxygen source. Be sure to use an oxygen
cylinder with a compatible CGA 870 style fitting.
…
Instruct the patient on the safe operation of the SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver and all associated accessories, and
review ALL warnings.
• Do not clean the unit with a solvent based cleaning solution.
• Avoid dropping the Conserver or placing it in a position where it could topple
or fall since this can damage the device.
• Whenever possible, use a padded carrying bag to carry the SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver and cylinder. This will help to protect the unit in the event of a fall.
• Avoid getting fluids or debris such as sand or dirt inside the device.
Accessories
Inspired Technologies recommends using only cannula specifically
intended to be used with oxygen delivery systems.
Cannula should be capable of delivering up to 10 LPM of continuous
flow; maximum length that can be used is 7 feet.
Contact your medical equipment provider for recommendations
and details.
Refer to the cannula manufacturer’s instructions for proper cleaning
and maintenance procedures.
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Leave a copy of this product manual with the patient.
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Clinician’s Notes
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Troubleshooting
Do not use with patients who breathe below 6 breaths per
minute (BPM) or above 40 BPM.
Do not use with patients who consistently fail to trigger
equipment (i.e., mouth breathing with closed soft pallets).
Verify patient is getting adequate PaO2 or SpO2 levels in
SmartDose delivery mode.
Use only standard nasal cannula with SmartDose delivery.
Do not use pediatric (low-flow) nasal cannula or mask with
SmartDose delivery.
A mask or any nasal cannula can be used with continuous flow
(CF) backup mode.
Problem
Possible Causes
SmartDose works fine
1. Cannula has too much
back pressure (pediatric)
for some time and then
sensitivity seems to drift 2. Pressure sensor is not
zeroed
or unit stops working.
Solution
1. Replace cannula
with standard
cannula
2. Reset by placing
unit in standby
mode and then turn
on again with
cannula not in your
nose.
Valve
Valve Port
Pin Index
Holes
O2 Cylinder
NOTE - this conserving device
is designed to fit onto CGA 870
style cylinders (otherwise
known as “pin-index”) as shown.
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SmartDose SD Gas Conserver Overview
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting chart will help you analyze and correct
minor system malfunctions. If the suggested procedures do not help, call
your medical equipment provider. Do not attempt any other maintenance.
WARNING
The illustration shows the parts of the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
2
1
6
To avoid electric shock hazard, do not remove the Conserver case.
The case should only be removed by a qualified technician.
Problem
Possible Causes
5
7
Solution
1. Check contents gauge on
unit. If pressure is in the
red, switch cylinders.
2. Open the oxygen
flow by opening the
valve on the top of
the cylinder
Oxygen is not being
delivered, even though
green light is flashing
on the Conserver each
time I inhale.
1. Oxygen cylinder is
empty
2. Oxygen supply is not
turned on
Use times are different
from those stated in the
literature.
1. SmartDose responds to
your breath rate and
volumes will be
increased as your need
increases. Time shown
are estimates & will vary
from patient to patient
and day to day
2. Leak in system
1. SmartDose is working
properly.
2. Check connection to
cylinder. If leak is
apparent, contact
your oxygen provider
for new seal.
SmartDose will not
pulse - no green light
when I inhale
1. Cannula is not on
properly & the unit can
not sense your inhale.
2. The unit is not turned
on or has gone into
standby mode.
3. Batteries are depleted
or not installed.
4. Mouth breathing.
1. Check the cannula
tubing and ensure
that it is comfortably
in your nose.
2. Press and release the
On/Standby button
to turn the unit on.
3. Install new Alkaline
batteries or fully
charged NiMH batteries.
4 x “AA”
4. Inhale through nose.
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8
3
10
4
9
1. Knob - used to attach the Conserver to the cylinder.
2. SmartDose Indicators - One green light illuminates on each breath when in
SmartDose mode to show the current setting.
3. SmartDose Patient Setting “Down” Button - use this to turn the patient setting down
- one level for each push of the button.
4. SmartDose Patient Setting “Up” Button - use this to turn the patient setting up
- one level for each push of the button.
5. Low Battery Indicator • Flashes red when batteries are low, & should be replaced. (Typically 8 hours remain)
• Solid red when batteries are below usable range.
• No Oxygen is provided in the SmartDose setting.
• The user should switch to Continuous Flow.
• Batteries must be replaced before a solid red LED is cleared.
6. On/Standby Button – Press this button to turn the unit on, or when in use, push the
button to place the unit into standby mode.
7. Cannula Fitting – Use this fitting to attach the cannula tubing. Oxygen output
8. Oxygen Contents Gauge – Indicates the remaining pressure in the oxygen cylinder.
When this gauge falls into the red section, you should switch to a new cylinder.
9. Continuous Flow (CF) Knob – Pull knob out to switch unit to 2 LPM CF oxygen.
Does not require batteries. Knob must be in to initiate SmartDose.
10. Battery Compartment – Removable battery holder for 4 AA batteries.
Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries may be used.
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SmartDose Gas SD Conserver Delivery Modes
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver has two modes:
SmartDose and Continuous Flow. To receive the benefits of
SmartDose technology, set your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver to
SmartDose mode. Continuous Flow mode is offered as a backup
option in case your batteries run out of power. Continuous Flow
mode provides a steady flow of oxygen until you can replace the
batteries; it does not offer the benefits of SmartDose technology.
Also, be aware that your oxygen supply will be depleted
rapidly when set to operate in Continuous Flow mode.
SmartDose mode
CF switch pushed in
Q.
A.
Can I use a humidifier with SmartDose?
No. The Conserver can not sense the inhale through the
water of a humidifier and will not trigger.
Because of the intermittent delivery of oxygen and the lower
flow rates, many patients find that humidification is not
necessary.
Continuous Flow mode
CF switch pulled out
With the Portable in SmartDose mode, SmartDose technology detects
changes in your breath rate and automatically adjusts the oxygen
dose using a unique valving system. In this way, the Conserver
automatically adapts the oxygen flow to meet your needs as your
activity level goes up and down throughout the day. After you
have set the flow rate to your prescribed dose, there is no need to
manually change the oxygen flow rate during the day—
SmartDose technology does it for you.
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Typical Questions and Answers
Q.
A.
Q.
A.
Q.
A.
How does the SmartDose work?
How does it know when I’m inhaling?
When you inhale, you are sucking in air. This creates a very slight
vacuum in the cannula tubing. A pressure sensor in the unit is
attached to the cannula tubing and can sense these very slight
vacuum signals. When the Conserver sees the vacuum, it triggers
the valve(s) to open. The microprocessor in the unit has calculated
the volume of oxygen and knows your current breath rate. The unit
calculates the flow needed to fit the volume into the first 2/3 of the
breath and opens the appropriate valve for a specific time to give
the correct volume of oxygen.
SmartDose technology helps you in two ways: when you are
active, a higher oxygen dose helps reduce feelings of breathlessness and stay active. When you are at rest and your
breathing rate slows down, SmartDose technology adjusts
the oxygen dose to the lower level that meets your needs.
Keeping the oxygen flow rate as low as possible helps to
extend oxygen duration, minimize nasal dryness, and
provide quieter therapy.
I can’t hear / feel the pulse.
How do I know that SmartDose is working?
Because SmartDose uses multiple valves and flows at lower rates
than other conserving devices, the oxygen delivery is very gentle
and sometimes is difficult to feel or hear. Look at the green
indicator lights on the front of the unit. The light for your current
setting will illuminate each time oxygen is delivered. Check to
make sure that there is oxygen in your cylinder by looking at the
contents gauge on the unit. If you are still not sure, turn the dose
up to feel stronger puffs of air. Then set the dose back to the
desired setting.
Why can’t I use a cannula longer than 7 feet?
The Conserver will likely still sense the vacuum and trigger with
longer tubing, but the time it takes for the oxygen to travel at
longer lengths of tubing will cause the oxygen to be delivered to
the user later and later in the inhale cycle. Longer tubing lengths
will put the delivery beyond the first 2/3 of the inhale.
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Charging the NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Before
First Use
NOTE
Do not try to charge Alkaline (non-rechargeable)
batteries. Damage to the battery, battery charger or
personal injury may result.
Only charge batteries supplied with Inspired Technologies
products.
Battery Charger Operation:
• Place batteries in battery charger in proper orientation.
The plus (+) side should be near the LED.
• Plug charger into a standard 120 VAC outlet.
• Power LED should come on and stay on as long as there
is power to the charger.
• Charge LED’s are on (red) when the batteries are charging.
• Charge LED’s are out when charge is complete.
NOTE
5
+
+
+
+
The unit is supplied with 4 NiMH batteries and a charger for
these batteries. To charge the batteries:
1. Remove 4 “AA” NiMH batteries from the unit.
2. Place batteries in supplied charging unit with polarities
as marked.
3. Plug charger into 120VAC receptacle
4. Batteries will be fully charged in 3 – 6 hours.
CAUTION
Do not place Alkaline batteries in charger intended for use with
NiMH batteries only.
WARNING
Using the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in Continuous Flow mode
(CF Switch pulled out) will use oxygen at a faster rate than using it in
SmartDose mode. Monitor the contents of your cylinder so you do
not run out of oxygen.
NOTE
When using the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in Continuous
Flow mode, the indicator light will NOT light up green or red with
each breath. Turning the Flow Rate Selector all the way down will
not completely stop the flow of oxygen. To stop the flow of oxygen
push the CF switch in & power off.
Power LED is on when power
is applied to the charger
Charge LED’s go out when
charging is complete
If using rechargeable batteries, ensure they are fully
charged before installation. Nickel Metal Hydride
(Ni-MH) ≥1800 mAh rechargeable batteries are
recommended.
- - - -
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Changing the Batteries
When the red battery indicator light begins blinking red, it means
the Conserver’s batteries are low and it’s time to replace them.
A continuous, non-blinking red light means the batteries are
dead. Until you can replace the batteries, you should switch the
Conserver to Continuous Flow mode by pulling the CF switch out.
Leave the Flow Rate Selector at your prescribed dose. Continuous
Flow mode does not require batteries and will deliver a continuous
flow of oxygen, but this mode also significantly shortens the oxygen
duration of your cylinder.
Follow these steps to replace the batteries.
1
2
3
4
Attaching the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
to a Cylinder
1. Loosen the knob on the Conserver.
2. Carefully lower the Conserver over the valve post of the
cylinder.
CAUTION
Alignment pins can damage sealing surfaces of the valve
post increasing the chance of oxygen leaking.
3. Align the pins in the Conserver to the holes in the cylinder
valve post as you would a standard regulator.
4. Hand tighten the knob until the conserver is secure.
Remove the battery holder by squeezing the two tabs on the bottom of the
unit and pull the holder straight out.
Remove old batteries from the compartment and discard properly.
Insert 4 “AA” Alkaline or NiMH batteries with the polarity as indicated
on the holder.
Insert the battery holder back into the unit and push until the retaining
clips snap into place.
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Starting Oxygen Delivery from the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
4
Turn on the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver by pressing and holding
the Power Button until all of the numerical LEDs (1 through 5) light
up.
5
Set the Flow Rate Selector to your prescribed setting (1 to 5). Be
sure that the CF (Continuous Flow/SmartDose) switch is pushed in
as shown, confirming that your SmartDose Gas Conserver is in
SmartDose mode.
6
Gaseous oxygen is now flowing from your SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver, and with each breath you should receive your set dose
of oxygen. Adjust the cannula breathing tube to the proper
position on your nose so that you will be able to breathe the
oxygen comfortably.
7
Keep an eye on your Conserver’s battery power.
• The battery indicator lights up green with each breath, signaling
that the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is being triggered to
deliver oxygen. The light only monitors battery power and does
not indicate whether there is liquid oxygen in the reservoir.
• When the battery indicator lights up red with each breath, it is
time to replace the batteries.
• The battery indicator will remain lit red (not blinking with each
breath) if the batteries are totally depleted.
NOTE
If the batteries are dead and you cannot replace them, switch to
Continuous Flow mode by pulling the CF switch out. Continuous
Flow mode does not require batteries. Leave the Flow Rate
Selector at your prescribed dose. See the “Changing the Batteries”
section in this manual for more information.
8
To stop oxygen flow, push the CF switch in and hold the power
button until the power is off.
NOTE
If the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is in Continuous Flow mode, a
small amount of oxygen will still be delivered. The conserver must
be powered off & the CF switch pushed in to completely turn off
the flow of oxygen.
To receive oxygen from your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, follow these steps.
1
2
WARNING
NOTE
NOTE
NOTE
3
Push the cannula breathing tube firmly onto the oxygen outlet
port.
Open the cylinder valve by turning clockwise.
To prevent injury from cylinders tipping over, do not use cannula
tubing lengths over 7 feet with small compressed oxygen
cylinders. Unattended cylinders should be secured in a cylinder
stand.
A mask should not be used with the conserving device when in
SmartDose mode as it may not allow triggering of the unit.
Pediatric or low-flow cannula tubing should not be used in
SmartDose mode due to increased back pressure.
SmartDose delivers a volume of oxygen at the start of inhalation,
but does not deliver oxygen throughout the entire inhale. Both
the volume of oxygen, as well as the flow rate can vary from
breath to breath.
Attach your nasal cannula to the cannula fitting on the Conserver.
Up to 7 feet of cannula tubing can be used.
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Starting Oxygen Delivery from the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
4
Turn on the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver by pressing and holding
the Power Button until all of the numerical LEDs (1 through 5) light
up.
5
Set the Flow Rate Selector to your prescribed setting (1 to 5). Be
sure that the CF (Continuous Flow/SmartDose) switch is pushed in
as shown, confirming that your SmartDose Gas Conserver is in
SmartDose mode.
6
Gaseous oxygen is now flowing from your SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver, and with each breath you should receive your set dose
of oxygen. Adjust the cannula breathing tube to the proper
position on your nose so that you will be able to breathe the
oxygen comfortably.
7
Keep an eye on your Conserver’s battery power.
• The battery indicator lights up green with each breath, signaling
that the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is being triggered to
deliver oxygen. The light only monitors battery power and does
not indicate whether there is liquid oxygen in the reservoir.
• When the battery indicator lights up red with each breath, it is
time to replace the batteries.
• The battery indicator will remain lit red (not blinking with each
breath) if the batteries are totally depleted.
NOTE
If the batteries are dead and you cannot replace them, switch to
Continuous Flow mode by pulling the CF switch out. Continuous
Flow mode does not require batteries. Leave the Flow Rate
Selector at your prescribed dose. See the “Changing the Batteries”
section in this manual for more information.
8
To stop oxygen flow, push the CF switch in and hold the power
button until the power is off.
NOTE
If the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is in Continuous Flow mode, a
small amount of oxygen will still be delivered. The conserver must
be powered off & the CF switch pushed in to completely turn off
the flow of oxygen.
To receive oxygen from your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, follow these steps.
1
2
WARNING
NOTE
NOTE
NOTE
3
Push the cannula breathing tube firmly onto the oxygen outlet
port.
Open the cylinder valve by turning clockwise.
To prevent injury from cylinders tipping over, do not use cannula
tubing lengths over 7 feet with small compressed oxygen
cylinders. Unattended cylinders should be secured in a cylinder
stand.
A mask should not be used with the conserving device when in
SmartDose mode as it may not allow triggering of the unit.
Pediatric or low-flow cannula tubing should not be used in
SmartDose mode due to increased back pressure.
SmartDose delivers a volume of oxygen at the start of inhalation,
but does not deliver oxygen throughout the entire inhale. Both
the volume of oxygen, as well as the flow rate can vary from
breath to breath.
Attach your nasal cannula to the cannula fitting on the Conserver.
Up to 7 feet of cannula tubing can be used.
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Changing the Batteries
When the red battery indicator light begins blinking red, it means
the Conserver’s batteries are low and it’s time to replace them.
A continuous, non-blinking red light means the batteries are
dead. Until you can replace the batteries, you should switch the
Conserver to Continuous Flow mode by pulling the CF switch out.
Leave the Flow Rate Selector at your prescribed dose. Continuous
Flow mode does not require batteries and will deliver a continuous
flow of oxygen, but this mode also significantly shortens the oxygen
duration of your cylinder.
Follow these steps to replace the batteries.
1
2
3
4
Attaching the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
to a Cylinder
1. Loosen the knob on the Conserver.
2. Carefully lower the Conserver over the valve post of the
cylinder.
CAUTION
Alignment pins can damage sealing surfaces of the valve
post increasing the chance of oxygen leaking.
3. Align the pins in the Conserver to the holes in the cylinder
valve post as you would a standard regulator.
4. Hand tighten the knob until the conserver is secure.
Remove the battery holder by squeezing the two tabs on the bottom of the
unit and pull the holder straight out.
Remove old batteries from the compartment and discard properly.
Insert 4 “AA” Alkaline or NiMH batteries with the polarity as indicated
on the holder.
Insert the battery holder back into the unit and push until the retaining
clips snap into place.
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Charging the NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Before
First Use
NOTE
Do not try to charge Alkaline (non-rechargeable)
batteries. Damage to the battery, battery charger or
personal injury may result.
Only charge batteries supplied with Inspired Technologies
products.
Battery Charger Operation:
• Place batteries in battery charger in proper orientation.
The plus (+) side should be near the LED.
• Plug charger into a standard 120 VAC outlet.
• Power LED should come on and stay on as long as there
is power to the charger.
• Charge LED’s are on (red) when the batteries are charging.
• Charge LED’s are out when charge is complete.
NOTE
5
+
+
+
+
The unit is supplied with 4 NiMH batteries and a charger for
these batteries. To charge the batteries:
1. Remove 4 “AA” NiMH batteries from the unit.
2. Place batteries in supplied charging unit with polarities
as marked.
3. Plug charger into 120VAC receptacle
4. Batteries will be fully charged in 3 – 6 hours.
CAUTION
Do not place Alkaline batteries in charger intended for use with
NiMH batteries only.
WARNING
Using the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in Continuous Flow mode
(CF Switch pulled out) will use oxygen at a faster rate than using it in
SmartDose mode. Monitor the contents of your cylinder so you do
not run out of oxygen.
NOTE
When using the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in Continuous
Flow mode, the indicator light will NOT light up green or red with
each breath. Turning the Flow Rate Selector all the way down will
not completely stop the flow of oxygen. To stop the flow of oxygen
push the CF switch in & power off.
Power LED is on when power
is applied to the charger
Charge LED’s go out when
charging is complete
If using rechargeable batteries, ensure they are fully
charged before installation. Nickel Metal Hydride
(Ni-MH) ≥1800 mAh rechargeable batteries are
recommended.
- - - -
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Typical Questions and Answers
Q.
A.
Q.
A.
Q.
A.
How does the SmartDose work?
How does it know when I’m inhaling?
When you inhale, you are sucking in air. This creates a very slight
vacuum in the cannula tubing. A pressure sensor in the unit is
attached to the cannula tubing and can sense these very slight
vacuum signals. When the Conserver sees the vacuum, it triggers
the valve(s) to open. The microprocessor in the unit has calculated
the volume of oxygen and knows your current breath rate. The unit
calculates the flow needed to fit the volume into the first 2/3 of the
breath and opens the appropriate valve for a specific time to give
the correct volume of oxygen.
SmartDose technology helps you in two ways: when you are
active, a higher oxygen dose helps reduce feelings of breathlessness and stay active. When you are at rest and your
breathing rate slows down, SmartDose technology adjusts
the oxygen dose to the lower level that meets your needs.
Keeping the oxygen flow rate as low as possible helps to
extend oxygen duration, minimize nasal dryness, and
provide quieter therapy.
I can’t hear / feel the pulse.
How do I know that SmartDose is working?
Because SmartDose uses multiple valves and flows at lower rates
than other conserving devices, the oxygen delivery is very gentle
and sometimes is difficult to feel or hear. Look at the green
indicator lights on the front of the unit. The light for your current
setting will illuminate each time oxygen is delivered. Check to
make sure that there is oxygen in your cylinder by looking at the
contents gauge on the unit. If you are still not sure, turn the dose
up to feel stronger puffs of air. Then set the dose back to the
desired setting.
Why can’t I use a cannula longer than 7 feet?
The Conserver will likely still sense the vacuum and trigger with
longer tubing, but the time it takes for the oxygen to travel at
longer lengths of tubing will cause the oxygen to be delivered to
the user later and later in the inhale cycle. Longer tubing lengths
will put the delivery beyond the first 2/3 of the inhale.
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SmartDose Gas SD Conserver Delivery Modes
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver has two modes:
SmartDose and Continuous Flow. To receive the benefits of
SmartDose technology, set your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver to
SmartDose mode. Continuous Flow mode is offered as a backup
option in case your batteries run out of power. Continuous Flow
mode provides a steady flow of oxygen until you can replace the
batteries; it does not offer the benefits of SmartDose technology.
Also, be aware that your oxygen supply will be depleted
rapidly when set to operate in Continuous Flow mode.
SmartDose mode
CF switch pushed in
Q.
A.
Can I use a humidifier with SmartDose?
No. The Conserver can not sense the inhale through the
water of a humidifier and will not trigger.
Because of the intermittent delivery of oxygen and the lower
flow rates, many patients find that humidification is not
necessary.
Continuous Flow mode
CF switch pulled out
With the Portable in SmartDose mode, SmartDose technology detects
changes in your breath rate and automatically adjusts the oxygen
dose using a unique valving system. In this way, the Conserver
automatically adapts the oxygen flow to meet your needs as your
activity level goes up and down throughout the day. After you
have set the flow rate to your prescribed dose, there is no need to
manually change the oxygen flow rate during the day—
SmartDose technology does it for you.
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SmartDose SD Gas Conserver Overview
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting chart will help you analyze and correct
minor system malfunctions. If the suggested procedures do not help, call
your medical equipment provider. Do not attempt any other maintenance.
WARNING
The illustration shows the parts of the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
2
1
6
To avoid electric shock hazard, do not remove the Conserver case.
The case should only be removed by a qualified technician.
Problem
Possible Causes
5
7
Solution
1. Check contents gauge on
unit. If pressure is in the
red, switch cylinders.
2. Open the oxygen
flow by opening the
valve on the top of
the cylinder
Oxygen is not being
delivered, even though
green light is flashing
on the Conserver each
time I inhale.
1. Oxygen cylinder is
empty
2. Oxygen supply is not
turned on
Use times are different
from those stated in the
literature.
1. SmartDose responds to
your breath rate and
volumes will be
increased as your need
increases. Time shown
are estimates & will vary
from patient to patient
and day to day
2. Leak in system
1. SmartDose is working
properly.
2. Check connection to
cylinder. If leak is
apparent, contact
your oxygen provider
for new seal.
SmartDose will not
pulse - no green light
when I inhale
1. Cannula is not on
properly & the unit can
not sense your inhale.
2. The unit is not turned
on or has gone into
standby mode.
3. Batteries are depleted
or not installed.
4. Mouth breathing.
1. Check the cannula
tubing and ensure
that it is comfortably
in your nose.
2. Press and release the
On/Standby button
to turn the unit on.
3. Install new Alkaline
batteries or fully
charged NiMH batteries.
4 x “AA”
4. Inhale through nose.
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8
3
10
4
9
1. Knob - used to attach the Conserver to the cylinder.
2. SmartDose Indicators - One green light illuminates on each breath when in
SmartDose mode to show the current setting.
3. SmartDose Patient Setting “Down” Button - use this to turn the patient setting down
- one level for each push of the button.
4. SmartDose Patient Setting “Up” Button - use this to turn the patient setting up
- one level for each push of the button.
5. Low Battery Indicator • Flashes red when batteries are low, & should be replaced. (Typically 8 hours remain)
• Solid red when batteries are below usable range.
• No Oxygen is provided in the SmartDose setting.
• The user should switch to Continuous Flow.
• Batteries must be replaced before a solid red LED is cleared.
6. On/Standby Button – Press this button to turn the unit on, or when in use, push the
button to place the unit into standby mode.
7. Cannula Fitting – Use this fitting to attach the cannula tubing. Oxygen output
8. Oxygen Contents Gauge – Indicates the remaining pressure in the oxygen cylinder.
When this gauge falls into the red section, you should switch to a new cylinder.
9. Continuous Flow (CF) Knob – Pull knob out to switch unit to 2 LPM CF oxygen.
Does not require batteries. Knob must be in to initiate SmartDose.
10. Battery Compartment – Removable battery holder for 4 AA batteries.
Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries may be used.
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Clinician’s Notes
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Troubleshooting
Do not use with patients who breathe below 6 breaths per
minute (BPM) or above 40 BPM.
Do not use with patients who consistently fail to trigger
equipment (i.e., mouth breathing with closed soft pallets).
Verify patient is getting adequate PaO2 or SpO2 levels in
SmartDose delivery mode.
Use only standard nasal cannula with SmartDose delivery.
Do not use pediatric (low-flow) nasal cannula or mask with
SmartDose delivery.
A mask or any nasal cannula can be used with continuous flow
(CF) backup mode.
Problem
Possible Causes
SmartDose works fine
1. Cannula has too much
back pressure (pediatric)
for some time and then
sensitivity seems to drift 2. Pressure sensor is not
zeroed
or unit stops working.
Solution
1. Replace cannula
with standard
cannula
2. Reset by placing
unit in standby
mode and then turn
on again with
cannula not in your
nose.
Valve
Valve Port
Pin Index
Holes
O2 Cylinder
NOTE - this conserving device
is designed to fit onto CGA 870
style cylinders (otherwise
known as “pin-index”) as shown.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Indications for Use
The Inspired Technologies SmartDose 350G SD Gas
Conserver is intended as a delivery device for
medical-grade oxygen from high-pressure oxygen
cylinders.
This is an ambulatory device, which allows patients
to ambulate longer than they would with a continuous
flow regulator on the same cylinder.
The SmartDose 350G SD Gas Conserver is intended to be
used in the hospital, healthcare facilities, or homecare
environments.
Preventative Maintenance
• Contact your medical equipment provider annually to schedule preventative
maintenance for your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
• There are no user-serviceable components inside the Conserver.
• Keep the exterior of the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver clean using a clean,
damp, oil-free, lint-free cloth.
• Clean and dry the Conserver with a clean, dry, oil-free, lint-free cloth.
• The Inspired Technologies, Inc. SmartDose SD Gas Conserver should be kept
clean & free from moisture & dust.
• The device should be protected from extreme temperatures.
• Clean the device periodically by wiping it with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Provider Checklist
…
Before leaving the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver with
a patient, the following checklist MUST be completed:
…
Check all parts for shipping damage. In case of damage,
do not use. Contact Inspired Technologies, Inc. for further
instructions.
…
Make sure the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is compatible
with the oxygen source. Be sure to use an oxygen
cylinder with a compatible CGA 870 style fitting.
…
Instruct the patient on the safe operation of the SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver and all associated accessories, and
review ALL warnings.
• Do not clean the unit with a solvent based cleaning solution.
• Avoid dropping the Conserver or placing it in a position where it could topple
or fall since this can damage the device.
• Whenever possible, use a padded carrying bag to carry the SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver and cylinder. This will help to protect the unit in the event of a fall.
• Avoid getting fluids or debris such as sand or dirt inside the device.
Accessories
Inspired Technologies recommends using only cannula specifically
intended to be used with oxygen delivery systems.
Cannula should be capable of delivering up to 10 LPM of continuous
flow; maximum length that can be used is 7 feet.
Contact your medical equipment provider for recommendations
and details.
Refer to the cannula manufacturer’s instructions for proper cleaning
and maintenance procedures.
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Leave a copy of this product manual with the patient.
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Warnings About Handling
WARNING
Use extreme care when attaching your Conserver. Do not immerse
in liquids or subject device to harsh conditions. Do not use in
temperatures greater than 104ºF (40ºC) or below 41ºF (5º)C).
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not disassemble. The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver contains no user
serviceable parts. If service is required, contact your home medical
equipment provider or authorized service center. Do not allow unauthorized
or untrained individuals to operate the equipment.
Use only AA type batteries. AA alkaline or AA rechargeable batteries may be
used. If using Rechargeable batteries, they must be fully charged before
installing. It is recommended to use ≥1800 mAh Ni-MH
(Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries.
Remove tha batteries if the product is to be stored for an extended period
of time. Recycle batteries according to federal, state and local laws.
CAUTION
Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
CAUTION
Portable and mobile RF (Radio Frequency) communications equipment can
affect the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
CAUTION
Do not use with other equipment (i.e. humidifier, nebulizar, etc.) when in
SmartDose delivery mode.
NOTE
Preparing for Shipping
Prior to shipping the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, remove
the batteries & remove from oxygen cylinders.
Allow the portable to rest for at least 8 hours to empty.
Storage
Cautions and Notes
CAUTION
Transporting & Storing SmartDose SD Gas Conservers
Have a full cylinder of oxygen on hand. Inspired Technologies recommends
the medical equipment provider leave a full cylinder of oxygen with the patient
after setting up the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver, and instructing the patient
to always keep a full cylinder on hand.
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Store the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver in a cool, clean, dry
area when not in use. Avoid storing in direct sunlight.
Battery disposal
Dispose of all batteries in accordance with local, state, and
federal regulations.
Specifications
Weight (with batteries)
Dimensions
Power Supply
Operating Temperature
Operating Pressure (cylinder)
Operating Humidity
Storage Temperature
Storage Humidity
Continuous Flow Rate
Volume / Patient Setting
SmartDose 1 Volume
SmartDose 2 Volume
1.39 lbs
6 x 3.5 x 4
4 Standard “AA” alkaline or
NiMH batteries
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
500 – 2,250 psig (34 to 155 bar)
10 – 95 % RH, non-condensing
- 20° to 50°C
0 – 95% RH, non-condensing
2 LPM + 0.6 LPM
16 ml +20%,-10%
16 ml, incremental to standard
volume
32 ml, incremental to standard
volume
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WARNING
Appendix
Use Times
Because SmartDose responds to each person’s breathing patterns,
the use time will vary. Higher breath rates and higher settings and
higher O2 volumes will shorten use time. The following chart shows
estimated use times for various cylinders based off of 20 BPM breath
rates, setting of SD 2.
Normal Volumes (ml)
Equivalent Flow Rates (LPM)
Volume (Gas Liters)
Cylinder
USE TIMES (hr)
16
32
1
2
48
3
64
4
80
5
Mode
M-6 Cylinder
164
2.7
8.5
1.4
4.3
0.9
2.8
0.7
2.1
0.5
1.7
CF
SmartDose
ML-6 Cylinder
170
2.8
8.9
1.4
4.4
0.9
3.0
0.7
2.2
0.6
1.8
CF
SmartDose
C Cylinder
240
4.0
12.5
2.0
6.3
1.3
4.2
1.0
3.1
0.8
2.5
CF
SmartDose
D Cylinder
415
6.9
21.6
3.5
10.8
2.3
7.2
1.7
5.4
1.4
4.3
CF
SmartDose
E Cylinder
682
11.4
35.5
5.7
17.8
3.8
11.8
2.8
8.9
2.3
7.1
CF
SmartDose
CF = Continuous Flow
This chart is intended to be used as a guide only and is an
estimation of use times. Actual results may vary.
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Do not use if... Do not use the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver if it:
Is not working properly.
• Has been dropped or damaged.
• Has been submersed in water.
Call a qualified technician for examination and repair.
WARNING
To prevent high concentrations of oxygen:
• Keep equipment in well ventilated areas.
• Do not carry equipment under a coat or any form of clothing.
• Turn off oxygen supply by closing the cylinder valve when not
in use.
WARNING
Unintended oxygen leakage. If any unintended leakage of oxygen is
detected, do not attempt to use the product. Turn the product off. If leakage
persists, place the product outdoors, open doors and windows to ventilate
the area, and notify your medical equipment provider or service
representative of this condition.
WARNING
Over pressure relief valve. The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is equipped
with a pressure relief valve to ensure the user’s safety.
When activated, this safety feature may make a slight hissing noise. If this
noise occurs and persists, turn the unit off and contact your medical
equipment provider or service representative.
WARNING
Always supervise children. Children should always be supervised around
the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver. Failure to do so may result in damage
to the unit or personal injury.
WARNING
Use in accordance with your prescription. For your safety, the SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver must be used in accordance with the prescription
determined by your physician.
WARNING
Not for use in emergency transport vehicles. The SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver is not intended to be used in emergency transport vehicles
(ambulances or helicopters), or other similar areas where high levels of
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) may be expected.
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General Dangers and Warnings
Notes:
In order to ensure the safe operation and achieve maximum benefit of theSmartDose SD
Gas Conserver, these instructions MUST be followed.
Dangers
DANGER
Fire hazard. Do not lubricate. Do not allow grease or oil from your hands or other
source to come into contact with the internal tubing of the SmartDose SD Gas
Conserver. Keep all flammable materials or petroleum-based products away from
the equipment. These solutions may be flammable and cause injury.
DANGER
Oxygen causes rapid burning. Do not smoke in the vicinity of your
SmartDose SD Gas Conserver or when you are near a person utilizing
oxygen therapy. Keep the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver at least 5 feet (1.6M)
from hot, sparking objectsor open sources of flame.
DANGER
Keep matches, cigarettes, burning tobacco, or other open flames away from
the area where the system is being stored or operated. Keep the equipment
away from heat sources, electric or gas heaters of any kind, fireplaces,
or stoves.
DANGER
Avoid creation of any spark near oxygen equipment. This includes sparks
from static electricity created by any type of friction. Keep the equipment at
least seven feet away from radios, television sets, window air conditioners,
fans, electric razors, hair dryers, and all other electrical appliances.
Do not lay the cannula down. Do not lay the cannula down while the oxygen
is flowing. High concentrations of oxygen can cause rapid burning.
DANGER
Warnings
WARNING
Read instruction manual first. Do not operate this equipment without first reading
and understanding this instruction manual and the warning labels on the product.
If you do not understand the warnings, cautions and instructions, contact your
medical equipment provider or technical personnel before attempting to install or
use this equipment; otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
WARNING
Patient use only. The use of this device is limited to an oxygen patient.
Oxygen MUST be used ONLY by an oxygen patient and is not intended to be
distributed to any other individual for any purpose.
WARNING
Use only authorized parts. Do not use parts, accessories, or adapters other
than those authorized by Inspired Technologies, Inc.
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Important Information
Terms, Abbreviations, and Symbols
This guide and the SmartDose SDGas Conserver product labeling
uses the following terms, abbreviations, and symbols:
IEC Symbols
PHYSICIAN INFORMATION:
Name:
Smoking is not
allowed in the area
REF
Indicates a
Model Number
General
warning sign
SN
Indicates a
Serial Number
Class II
Equipment
IXP1
Drip Proof
Address:
Telephone:
Emergency Telephone:
PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION
Type B
Equipment
Follow Operating
Instructions
Warning:
dangerous voltage
Fire
Hazard
Patients Name:
Flow Setting (LPM):
Important Safeguards
When using oxygen products, especially when children are present,
basic safety precautions should always be followed. Read all
instructions before using. Important information is highlighted by
these terms:
SET-UP INFORMATION
Name of person setting up:
OXYGEN PROVIDER
Company:
Emergency Telephone Number:
This instruction guide was reviewed with me and I have been instructed on the safe use and care
of the Inspired Technologies SmartDose Conserving Device.
Patient or Caregiver Signature
Date
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DANGER
Urgent safety information
for hazards that will cause
serious injury or death.
WARNING
Important safety information
for hazards that might cause
serious injury.
CAUTION
NOTE
Information for preventing
damage to the product.
Information to which
you should pay special
attention.
Important safeguards are indicated throughout this guide; pay
special attention to all safety information.
Read all instructions before using. Save these instructions.
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How SmartDose Works
Notes:
SmartDose extends the use time from a supply of oxygen by only
delivering oxygen during the portions of the breath that put the gas into
the lungs, where it can be used. SmartDose delivers a volume of oxygen
on each breath, right at the start of inhalation. It delivers the oxygen
within 2/3 of the inhale cycle. By doing so, it is not delivering oxygen at
the end of inhalation or during exhalation, where oxygen can not be used
by the patient. The normal volume of oxygen that SmartDose delivers
is 16 ml per setting, so that a setting of 2 delivers 32 ml of oxygen on each
breath, in the first 2/3 of the inhale cycle.
Additionally, SmartDose monitors a patient’s breathing patterns and can
sense when breath rate is increasing and automatically turns up the
oxygen volume by one setting (SportDose 1), and if breath rate continues
to rise, by another (SportDose 2). Many patients have historically turned
their settings up and down throughout the day, but this self administered
approach is inconsistent and by the time most patients feel the need to
turn it up, their oxygen levels are already depleted. SmartDose responds
more quickly and consistently. SmartDose also recognizes when breath
rate drops and lowers the volume back down to normal levels, saving
oxygen. Again, this is often an improvement over manual adjustments
since patients often forget to turn the volume down after exerting.
SmartDose gives more oxygen when it is needed, and because if turns it
up sooner, less overall oxygen is needed. Because of this and turning
down the oxygen sooner when not needed, SmartDose delivers efficient
O2 delivery and extends the use time of your oxygen supply.
SmartDose also uses a multi-valve system that has multiple delivery flow
rates. The unit can deliver a volume at three flow choices. The unit
constantly monitors the patients breath rate and determines the lowest
flow option to “fit” the oxygen into the first 2/3 of the breath.
By delivering at lower flows, the unit is more comfortable, and quieter
than units that deliver at higher flows all the time.
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Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
from Inspired Technologies.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver gives you the
freedom and confidence to live a more active life.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is the only
conserver that senses your respiratory rate and
automatically delivers more oxygen when you need it
most to help you stay active and saturated.
Before You Begin
Please read this entire manual before you use your SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver. If you do not understand the warnings,
cautions, and instructions, contact your medical equipment
provider before using this equipment. Otherwise, there is a
risk of injury to you or damage to the equipment.
When using oxygen products, especially when children are
present, you must follow several important safety precautions.
Please read the following safety information before you use
your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
Product Classification
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is classified as:
IEC Class II equipment
Type B Applied Part
Not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable
anesthetic mixture with air, or with nitrous oxide.
SmartDose SD Gas Conserver Manual
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Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the SmartDose SD Gas Conserver
from Inspired Technologies.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver gives you the
freedom and confidence to live a more active life.
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is the only
conserver that senses your respiratory rate and
automatically delivers more oxygen when you need it
most to help you stay active and saturated.
Before You Begin
Please read this entire manual before you use your SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver. If you do not understand the warnings,
cautions, and instructions, contact your medical equipment
provider before using this equipment. Otherwise, there is a
risk of injury to you or damage to the equipment.
When using oxygen products, especially when children are
present, you must follow several important safety precautions.
Please read the following safety information before you use
your SmartDose SD Gas Conserver.
Product Classification
The SmartDose SD Gas Conserver is classified as:
IEC Class II equipment
Type B Applied Part
Not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable
anesthetic mixture with air, or with nitrous oxide.
SmartDose SD Gas Conserver Manual
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SmartDose
SD Gas Conserver
TM
350G Product Manual
CAUTION
Federal (USA) law restricts this device
to sale by or on the order of a physician.
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office 724.861.5510
fax 724.861.5530
www.inspiredtechnologiesinc.com
© 2009 Inspired Technologies, Inc.
SmartDose technology
patent pending.
SmartDose is a trademark
of Inspired Technologies, Inc.
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