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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

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