1 day ago

Environment :: Portable Oxygen: Turning to be the Best Buddy

It was only a dream for those suffering from breathing troubles to go for a vacation. If at all they go for vacations, they will be selecting a place close to hospitals in order to approach in case of any emergencies. Now the situations are changing a lot and people can start going for long holidays to which ever place they wish by air, road or by any means with a portable oxygen concentrator. In fact the oxygen concentrator has turned out to be the best buddy for every individual. The major advantage of using this equipment is due to the presence of its portability feature.

It is possible to carry this equipment even while you are traveling on a flight. The only requirement is that you need to inform the flight office prior to your journey regarding the presence of a portable oxygen concentrator with you. These oxygen concentrators are very compact and will be available in a traveling bag with appropriate number of charging batteries. You can rent this equipment if you don not want to buy this. There are many medical firms who will give the oxygen concentrators for rent and they charge based on weekly usage. You can also ask for the adequate number of batteries from these shops. There are different types of oxygen concentrators and if you are not sure about which one to get, then you can choose any one and use it for a week. You can buy that only if you feel comfortable using that particular model where the firm will initially take a week rental charge which will be credited back to you when you buy it from them.

These medical firms will also help in maintenance and repair of portable oxygen concentrators. In case if you find your equipment not useful for you then you can approach this medical firm, who will help you in reselling your device. There are many such medical firms in and around United States and you will be able to find one near your location by searching on the internet. The charges for these devices are low when compared to the hospital bill you need to pay when you come across breathing troubles. This will make sure that you will remain healthy forever there by increasing your life span. You can even consult with your doctor before deciding on which model to buy.



4 days ago

The AirSep LifeStyle[TM] Portable Oxygen Concentrator.

Several weeks prior to writing this review, I was sitting in the

Detroit airport waiting to transfer between planes. As I sat, I noticed

a commotion at the airline boarding podium. Being nearby, I was able to

hear the subject of the controversy. The passenger was a 65-70 year-old

woman who looked frail, agitated and short of breath. She had on an

[O.sub.2] cannula which was hooked to an E-cylinder. Another lady, her

daughter, was arguing with the head flight attendant about her

mother's need to have supplemental oxygen on her flight. The

attendant was adamant in her refusal to let the passenger board,

maintaining that passengers

6 days ago

What Would You Need a Portable Oxygen Tank for

What Would You Need a Portable Oxygen Tank for?

Oxygen is important, and you need it to breathe. However as you get older or if you are suffering from some sort of a health condition, it can become difficult to breathe and you may need to have help receiving your oxygen. Fortunately in the advanced world that we live in today, with all that modern medicine has to offer, we can certainly get this.

There are actually quite a few different purposes for a portable oxygen tank. If you are older and you have problems breathing for instance you may need to have a portable oxygen tank to help you get around. There are oxygen tanks that are available in a variety of sizes and models, and it is important that you choose the right one for you.

Methods

Before you can decide on which is going to be the right portable oxygen tank for you, you must understand more about the different methods that are used to deliver home oxygen. There are actually three which are the most common, and these are compressed oxygen, liquid oxygen and oxygen concentrators.

It will be your health care provider who will work with you and help you figure out which type is going to be right for you. They will recommend a specific type of portable oxygen tank for you based on a few personal factors, including your overall condition and personal needs. Make sure that you are honest when they are asking you questions so that they can decide on the right portable oxygen tank for you.

Insurance

In terms of paying for your portable oxygen tank, in some cases your insurance may cover it, but in many you will need to pay out of your own pocket, at least partially. Not all insurance carriers are the same and so the covered expenses will vary from one to the next. It is therefore important that you take the time to read all the details and be aware of what you are covered for.

You need to know that home oxygen is a benefit that may be covered by your insurance, but there are going to be details that will be of importance to you, otherwise you are going to need to find another method of getting your home oxygen.

Also make sure that you weigh out all the advantages and disadvantages of the home oxygen methods so that you can choose the one that will be most convenient for you..

1 week ago

Living with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Living with Supplemental Oxygen

It os now more than a decade since my stepfather nearly died from lung failure. As with too many people who stopped smoking some fifteen years before, the damage had been done. After his hospital stay and the begining of his recovery he had to live with lsupplemental oxygen continuously.

The initial period for everyone who must have supplemental oxygen is one of adjustment and this is not an easy time.

The psychological and emotional difficulties are usually much greater than the physical ones, even though people around you will normally focus on those they can see - i.e. the physical ones: the act of breathing, the tubing (cannulas) you u

3 weeks ago

Living with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Living with Supplemental Oxygen

It os now more than a decade since my stepfather nearly died from lung failure. As with too many people who stopped smoking some fifteen years before, the damage had been done. After his hospital stay and the begining of his recovery he had to live with lsupplemental oxygen continuously.

The initial period for everyone who must have supplemental oxygen is one of adjustment and this is not an easy time.

The psychological and emotional difficulties are usually much greater than the physical ones, even though people around you will normally focus on those they can see - i.e. the physical ones: the act of breathing, the tubing (cannulas) you u

3 weeks ago

Environment :: Portable Oxygen: Turning to be the Best Buddy

It was only a dream for those suffering from breathing troubles to go for a vacation. If at all they go for vacations, they will be selecting a place close to hospitals in order to approach in case of any emergencies. Now the situations are changing a lot and people can start going for long holidays to which ever place they wish by air, road or by any means with a portable oxygen concentrator. In fact the oxygen concentrator has turned out to be the best buddy for every individual. The major advantage of using this equipment is due to the presence of its portability feature.





It is possible to carry this equipment even while you are traveling on a flight. The only requirement is that you need to inform the flight office prior to your journey regarding the presence of a portable oxygen concentrator with you. These oxygen concentrators are very compact and will be available in a traveling bag with appropriate number of charging batteries. You can rent this equipment if you don not want to buy this. There are many medical firms who will give the oxygen concentrators for rent and they charge based on weekly usage. You can also ask for the adequate number of batteries from these shops. There are different types of oxygen concentrators and if you are not sure about which one to get, then you can choose any one and use it for a week. You can buy that only if you feel comfortable using that particular model where the firm will initially take a week rental charge which will be credited back to you when you buy it from them.

These medical firms will also help in maintenance and repair of portable oxygen concentrators. In case if you find your equipment not useful for you then you can approach this medical firm, who will help you in reselling your device. There are many such medical firms in and around United States and you will be able to find one near your location by searching on the internet. The charges for these devices are low when compared to the hospital bill you need to pay when you come across breathing troubles. This will make sure that you will remain healthy forever there by increasing your life span. You can even consult with your doctor before deciding on which model to buy.



3 weeks ago

How To Select A Portable Oxygen Tank

Portable oxygen tanks have changed the lives of people with respiratory problems. Daily routines and activities are no longer disrupted because a convenient portable oxygen tank can now be available in the home. A critical decision, however, is how to select the right type of gas tank for the patient.

It is important for patients to discuss and make an informed decision with their doctors on the type of portable oxygen tank to purchase. Important considerations include how much oxygen the patient needs, how much weight the patient can carry, whether the patient is physically able to operate the tank, and how long the patient is usually away from home and for how long the patient needs to use a portable oxygen tank per sitting.

There are several different types of oxygen tanks available. A lighter type of gas tank is the liquid type. It is a smaller container that can hold more oxygen. One liter of liquid oxygen has the same amount of oxygen as compared to 860 liters of oxygen in gas form. The patient can easily refill liquid tanks on his or her own. The nice feature of these tanks are that there is no need for a power source and they do not create unwanted noise. The patient should be taught based on how much oxygen is needed to set the flow rate of oxygen to the required amount when using the device.

An important factor to remember when using a liquid portable oxygen tank is that liquid can evaporate. Always check the tank to ensure it is full. Store and use the portable oxygen tank in an upright position at all times. There is a good chance that the liquid oxygen will freeze if it is not stored in the recommended position. The liquid oxygen becomes similar to dry ice when frozen and the tank will no longer be useable.

Another type of portable oxygen tank is the compressed oxygen tank. It comes in a pressurized container. Compressed oxygen comes in cylinders in a variety of sizes. A smaller and light cylinder is the best size for patients who are leaving home for a short time. When the patient needs to be gone for a longer time, the larger cylinder is the recommended size. It is equipped with flow meters and regulators to avoid wasting its contents.

The advantage of compressed oxygen is that it does not evaporate like the liquid oxygen. The liquid oxygen, on the other hand, is more lightweight and carries more oxygen content than the compressed oxygen. So there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of tanks.

Turn off portable oxygen tank when not in use. It is necessary to provide and teach instructions to the patient and his or her loved ones on the proper usage of portable oxygen tanks. This training can be performed by a doctor or a medical supply company employee. The training will come in handy when the system is not working especially when the patient is in need of immediate source of oxygen. Proper training can also help to keep a patient out of danger from using one of these tanks incorrectly.