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Summer Heat Equipment Safety

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Keeping Medical Equipment Safe in the Summer Heat

With the arrival of high Summer temperatures here, it is very important to make sure our patients’ medical equipment doesn’t get overheated. This is especially true when transporting oxygen tanks.

Oxygen cylinders should not be stored in an area where the temperature goes above 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Never store oxygen cylinders in a trunk or a hot vehicle. It is estimated that with a temperature of 95 degrees outside, it only takes 30 minutes for the inside of a car to heat up to 129 degrees!

Keep in mind when going outdoors for activities to limit time in the direct sun. Try to look for a shaded area to enjoy the fun! This way ventilators, suction pumps, feeding pumps and other medical equipment don’t get overheated.

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