Freevent XtraCare Mini: Attach
Step 1: Wash your hands.
Step 2: Take the Freevent XtraCare Mini (HME) out of the package.
Step 3: Gently attach the HME to the tube using a twisting motion.
Step 4: Change the HME at least every 24 hours or more often if needed, e.g. breathing resistance increases due to mucus. Replace the HME if unintentionally removed, e.g. coughed or pulled off, and got dirty or contaminated.
Freevent XtraCare Mini: Remove
Step 1: Before removing, awsh your hands.
Step 2: To remove the HME, hold the tracheostomy tube in place and gently remove the HME using a twisting motion.
Step 3: Dispose of the used HME.
Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini: Attach
Step 1: Connect the Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini to Freevent XtraCare Mini (HME). An audible click will confirm it’s securely in place.
Step 2: Attach the oxygen tubing to the adaptor and make sure the oxygen tube goes beyond the conical edge of the connector.
Step 3: Attach the HME to the tube as described in section How to use Freevent XtraCare Mini.
Step 4: Apply oxygen as prescribed by the physician.
Step 5: The oxygen tubing can be detached from the adaptor after oxygen supply and attached if oxygen supply is resumed.
Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini: Remove
Step 1: Remove the HME as described in section How to use Freevent XtraCare Mini.
Step 2: Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini should be replaced at least every 24 hours, or when it becomes dirty, contaminated or shows any signs of damage. If needed, it can be removed and used again within 24 hours for the same patient.
Step 3: To detach the Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini from the HME, unclip the adaptor and remove.
Step 4: Dispose of the HME and Freevent O2 Adaptor Mini.