f. Move the Cylinder. Move the cylinder into the patient's room at this time if
so desired. However, you may wish to attach other devices before moving the cylinder.
When the cylinder is taken to the patient area, put the cylinder beside the head of the
bed away from doors, doorways, heaters, and areas that have heavy traffic.
g. Attach the Cylinder Regulator.
(1) "M" cylinder. To attach the cylinder regulator to the oxygen cylinder,
hold the gauges in the upright position. Then insert the male portion of the cylinder
regulator inlet into the threaded outlet on the oxygen cylinder (figure 3-8). Use your
hand to tighten the inlet nut located on the cylinder regulator. Complete the tightening
of the nut with a non-sparking wrench.
(2) "D and "E" cylinders. Attach the yoke regulator to the cylinder using the
(a) Locate the three holes on the cylinder stem as shown in figure
(b) Examine the yoke attachment and locate the three pegs that
correspond to the holes on the cylinder stem (figure 3-9).
(c) Make sure that the "O" ring is present on the main peg of the
attachment. If the ring is not present, an oxygen leak could develop.