Figure 3-14. Attaching flow meter to "quick connect" coupler.
g. Attach Delivery Device. Open the package of the device (nasal prongs or
face mask) only far enough to expose the end of the connecting tube. Attach the end of
the connecting tube to the oxygen outlet on the humidifier. After the connecting tube is
attached to the humidifier outlet, leave the rest of the device in the wrapper until it is
ready to be used. This will protect it from dust and contamination.
h. Report to Supervisor. Report the accomplishment of the procedure to the
PROCEDURE FOR ADMINISTERING OXYGEN USING NASAL PRONGS OR
NON-REBREATHING FACE MASK
a. Identify the Patient. Determine the patient's name by asking his name and
by checking his identification bracelet and bed card.
b. Explain the Procedure to the Patient. Show the nasal cannula or face
mask to the patient and explain what is going to happen during the administration of