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To the trach, oxygen lpm flow is affected at >12ft of tubing? Is there a journal/reference for this?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: No
There was a study by dl cullen that showed no affect on oxygen flow up to 100ft.
Twenty feet or lesa of oxygen tubing should not affect your liter flow. I have many patients on 30 feet of tubing with and without trach in the home setting. Also trach decreases oral dead space (unoxygenated area of the mouth) ensuring good flow rates.

In brief: No
There was a study by dl cullen that showed no affect on oxygen flow up to 100ft.
Twenty feet or lesa of oxygen tubing should not affect your liter flow. I have many patients on 30 feet of tubing with and without trach in the home setting. Also trach decreases oral dead space (unoxygenated area of the mouth) ensuring good flow rates.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Yes
Manufacturer literature should have this info.

In brief: Yes
Manufacturer literature should have this info.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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