VA National Center for Patient Safety
Home Oxygen Safety: A Veteran's Story
Veterans who use home medical oxygen and their family members need to keep basic safety issues in mind to avoid fires and injuries. Listen to one Veteran's true story on this video and avoid learning "the hard way," as he did.
VA's Home Oxygen Safety Video - Produced by the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System and the National Fire Safety Organization.
Here is another source of information available online:
- Oxygen safety tips and related information from Your Healthy Lung: http://www.yourlunghealth.org/healthy_living/living/home_oxygen_therapy/*†
- The ACCE Healthcare Technology Foundation has published two brochures entitled Home Medical Device: Can I bring my own medical device with me to the hospital*† (Spanish version)*† and Fire Safety and Oxygen: A Patient Guide*† (Spanish version)*†
*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.
†VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked Web site.