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Room temperature bubble-through water chambers for patient oxygen supply are an infection hazard and do not provide significant humidification!
These commonly used devices are usually contaminated with environmental Gram negative bacteria that like moist environments – eg. Pseudomonas species, Alcaligenes, coliforms and other. These organisms may be multi-resistant. The physics of humidification show that these room temperature devices do NOT … Continue reading