This invention is an apparatus to hold an oxygen cannula in place on ones face while providing comfort and protection for patients ear and cheek area.
Inventors Mary A. Preston and Cynthia M. Muchacho of
Anyone who has ever used oxygen orother gases can attest to how uncomfortable it is wearing the tube. They can often be seen fidgeting with theoxygen tube, or nasal cannula, that is inserted in their nose. The cause of their discomfort usually stemsfrom the cannula tubing that is routed behind their ears, as this tubing isrelatively hard in nature and causes pressure on the ear and cheek area,especially after prolonged periods of use. Some care providers take foam padding and tape it to the ear pieces tohelp alleviate this discomfort. However,the foam padding often falls out of place and is essentially useless, inaddition to being bulky and uncomfortable. Inventors