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Be sure to use a grounded or three-prong connector for all electrical medical equipment.

If you live in an older home, you may need to use an adapter to ensure the safe use of the equipment. Limit the use of extension cords with medical equipment.

Exercise caution when using home oxygen, and keep flames, sparks and flammable materials away from your oxygen equipment.

Never smoke while using home oxygen. Keep your oxygen equipment away from flames, sparks, flammable materials and heat sources. Keep the oxygen tubing clear and straight to ensure the proper flow of oxygen. Store liquid oxygen in a well-ventilated area and avoid contact with this very cold substance, as it may burn the skin.

If you are confined to bed, follow these safety precautions:

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