TTO Oxygen Hose Fitting & Selection

TTO Oxygen Hose Fitting

Transtracheal oxygen hoses have been specially designed to provide the patient with optimum comfort and security.  A security clip connects the hose to the patient's clothing and prevents tugging or pulling that might otherwise result in an accidental disconnection between the oxygen hose and catheter.  The upper segment of the TTO hose should always be worn underneath a shirt, blouse, sweater, pajama top, etc.   The safety clip is designed for the hose to be worn on the right side of the patient. Wearing the TTO hose on the left may cause the hose to kink.

There are several different size hoses to accommodate all different size patients.  The hose length is measured in two (2) segments.  The upper length is measured from the outside tip of the catheter to the hip (where the security clip would attach), and the lower length is measured from the hip to the oxygen source placed on the floor to the right of the patient.  The lower length should drape just a few inches off the floor, and should not be long enough for the patient to trip over. (see illustration above)

Below is a table of TTO oxygen hose measurements, and their respective part numbers.

Upper Length 12"
Lower Length 50"
H-1250
Upper Length 15"
Lower Length 40"
H-1540
Upper Length 15"
Lower Length 50"
H-1550
Upper Length 15"
Lower Length 60"
H-1560
Upper Length 20"
Lower Length 40"
H-2040
*Upper Length 20"
Lower Length 50"
H-2050
Upper Length 20"
Lower Length 60"
H-2060
Upper Length 25"
Lower Length 50"
H-2550
Upper Length 15"
Lower Length 60"
H-2560

 

*The H-2050 is our most commonly ordered size, making up approximately 40% of all hose sales.  If you are unable to measure the patient, or unsure what size is needed, the H-2050 is good place to start.  Hose length can be adjusted to a more accurate fit later.

Instructions For Use

  • Attach the suspender clip to the top of the pants, shorts, skirt, or pajama bottoms on the patient's right side.
  • Run the hose under the shirt, blouse, t-shirt or pajama top.
  • Insert the small male connector on the end of the hose into the female connector on the TTO catheter.
  • Connect the large end of the hose to the oxygen supply.  Be sure that all connections fit tightly and are secure.
  • Begin oxygen delivery.
  • The TTO oxygen hose, like all other TTO products, needs to be replaced every three months (90 days), or immediately if it becomes cracked, kinked, broken, yellowed or develops a bad odor.