Cold Pot???? - page 3

Hi all, just wondering if I could draw on all of your experiance once again. I have a pt on oxygen therapy: 40% cold pot, 3L. I have looked through all of my books and now thought I would pick your... Read More

  1. by   fancyforever2
    Quote from Erin RN student
    YOu were right on, I asked the nurse when i went in and that was her explanation. It was very ineresting to see from what the nurse said they haven't had a trach pt on this unit for many years (?), so we were always refering to the policy manual and double checking everything before going ahead. thanks so much for all the help, I really appreciate your time. Hope this helps to clarify, I definatly learned alot today.
    Erin
    Thanks Erin. I am new to the site. This was my question as well. I have a pt tomorrow that is on 40% coldpot, but no trach. I once had a pt with a trach and cold pot, so this make complete sense, but without a trach?! What is the purpose of a cold pot? Simply to ensure humidified air is given to the pt? My pt tomorrow is under 20 years of age with no prior problems (resp or anything), so is the humidified air with 40% cold pot to aid with his O2? That is my 2 cents.......thoughts?
  2. by   pediatriclpn
    I had my sleep study the other night (cpap coming my way) and I had a cold pot. I have put cpap on kids via trach with warm pot, not cold. And I have put cpap on adults with no humidification. I will have to do research on the no humidification issue on O2. I know we had stopped using for O2 2L or less in the nursing homes. Just my
  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    warm pot or cold pot refers to using either a cold versus warmed humidification system with the oxygen system. (haven't seen term pot in long time, my area uses c/s = coldsteam.)

    warmed oxgen has higher rate of bacterial growth, used primarily on some vents, children and to help increase body core temp in hypothermia. unnecessary in long term adult patients.

    using oxygen 3 liters or above is very drying to the nasal and lung tissues so is humidified.

    # + % = amount of oxygen percentage used on devices other than nasal canula prongs; usually a nasal mask or trach collar.

    21% = normal room air. 28% = 2 liters

    see: advanced airway for great info and list of oxygen flow rates per device.

    cold and copd used interchangeably, mean esentially same thing.

    great info re tracheostomy, mainly childrens info is
    aaron's tracheostomy page. "the internet's leading tracheostomy resource since 1996."


    hope this helps!
  4. by   blue heron
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    warm pot or cold pot refers to using either a cold versus warmed humidification system with the oxygen system. (haven't seen term pot in long time, my area uses c/s = coldsteam.)

    warmed oxgen has higher rate of bacterial growth, used primarily on some vents, children and to help increase body core temp in hypothermia. unnecessary in long term adult patients.

    using oxygen 3 liters or above is very drying to the nasal and lung tissues so is humidified.

    # + % = amount of oxygen percentage used on devices other than nasal canula prongs; usually a nasal mask or trach collar.

    21% = normal room air. 28% = 2 liters

    see: advanced airway for great info and list of oxygen flow rates per device.

    cold and copd used interchangeably, mean esentially same thing.

    great info re tracheostomy, mainly childrens info is
    aaron's tracheostomy page. "the internet's leading tracheostomy resource since 1996."


    hope this helps!
    it is the great responses and support like this that keep me coming back to this site, and telling all my fellow students about it!!! :hatparty:

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