Our original super soft oxygen cannula has stood the test of time and is generally regarded the most comfortable cannula available anywhere. The proprietary PVC tubing we use is extremely supple so you can turn your head from side to side without pulling the nosepiece sideways like a saw under your nose. The face-fitting V-shaped nosepiece naturally fits the contours of the face so the tubing doesn't have to be cinched tight thus eliminating sores on the ears. The prongs are angled towards each other slightly to match the angle of the nose. Maintaining the proper pointing of the prongs is key to preventing nosebleeds. The oxygen must be directed down the middle to avoid drying the nasal walls. Regular cannulas are hit and miss in this regard. The tubing has a stretchy feel and can easily be pulled away to sneeze or blow one's nose without loosening or removing the cannula. Our cannulas fit properly as soon as you take them out of the package, whereas, traditional cannulas take a while for the curls in the tubing to relax. The tendency for plastic "to take a set" is called memory and our tubing has almost none. This tubing maintains its flexibility in sub-zero temperatures that can cause others to snap. So it takes both the shaped nosepiece and soft tubing to make a truly comfortable cannula. Some people that use these at first may wake up at night in a panic thinking the cannula has fallen out. This should go away once you realize that they are still in. This cannula requires the purchase of a re-usable Cannula Hose to go with it
In 10 quantities, lites and regulars can be mixed. (ex. 5-C0, 5-CL0)
We are now providing our cannulas without a main hose. A separate reusable hose is connected to the cannula. This allows a remote control flow valve (or swivel) to be connected at chest level. It also allows the same cannula to be used with different hose configurations. For example a seven foot length of hose could be connected to the concentrator hose with a swivel. The other end of the hose could have a remote control flow valve attached. This hose assembly would connect to the cannula for home use. Another hose, four feet long connects to a portable unit on one end and has a double ended male barb connector on the other. The barb end connects to the cannula. The concentrator hose can be connected to the cannula without an in-between hose for a minimal approach. So, all in all, the zero length cannula (C-0 and CL-0) offers more flexibility and uses fewer of earth's resources.