DEVICE SAFETY: Oxygen delivery device can also deliver infections

July 2006 
Volume 36  Number 7
Pages 18 - 18
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A MEDICAL CENTER reported that Ralstonia bacteria had been isolated from tracheal aspirates of seven patients. Six of them were receiving therapy with the Vapotherm 2000i Respiratory Gas Humidification Device, which is used to warm and humidify oxygen and other gases delivered by nasal cannula.

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