Oxygen Therapy Instructions

  • Keep oxygen away from open flames, including cigarettes and gas stoves
  • Do not smoke while using oxygen
  • Do not use oil or flammable lubricants on any part of the oxygen equipment
  • Flammable products (paint thinner, aerosol sprays and cleaning fluids) should be stored and used away from oxygen; it is OK to use small amounts of oil or lotion on your face
  • Store the oxygen tank in its holder
  • Close the valve on the oxygen tank when you are not using it
  • Make sure the oxygen tank is labeled correctly with the word "Oxygen"
  • "No Smoking" signs should always be posted in visible locations
  • Use oxygen as prescribed by your doctor; never change the flow of oxygen without orders from your doctor


Disclaimer: This material provides general information only. It should not be used in place of the advice, instructions, or treatment given by your doctor or other health care professional.