Portable Oxygen Concentrators
How Portable Oxygen Concentrators Work
Portable oxygen concentrators are small, lightweight devices that provide on-demand oxygen therapy wherever you go. They work by filtering nitrogen out of the ambient air and concentrating the oxygen using a technology called pressure swing adsorption. Portable oxygen concentrators monitor the user's breathing rate with a built-in oxygen sensor. They detect when the user starts to inhale and deliver pulses of oxygen at the precise time it's needed. This helps maximize efficiency and conserve oxygen capacity.
1. 5L Portable Oxygen Concentrator
- Delivers 50% larger oxygen flow than previous models
- Pulse flow technology with a capacity of up to 5 liters per minute
- Emergency boost delivers an extra 20% oxygen in case of a sudden need
- Battery lasts up to 4 hours, extendable to 14 hours with extra battery
- Touchscreen interface and mobile app connectivity
This 5L portable oxygen concentrator is ideal for users with moderate to high oxygen needs who lead an active lifestyle. The boosted oxygen flow capabilities allow the user to keep up with activities like exercising, traveling, and social gatherings where oxygen requirements may increase. It prevents oxygen deprivation that can happen with lower flow concentrators.
This powerful portable concentrator gives users the confidence to continue their busy lives. The long-lasting internal battery plus optional external batteries provide all-day power. Touchscreen controls make on-demand adjustments simple. This versatile model can meet both at-home and on-the-go oxygen therapy needs for active users.
2. 7L Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrator
- Up to 7 liters per minute capacity
- Provides both continuous (0.5-2.5 LPM) and pulse flow (1-7 LPM)
- Compact, lightweight design for portability
- Battery lasts up to 7 hours on a single charge, extendable to 14 hours with extra battery
- Can operate 24/7 by hot swapping dual battery system
With both continuous and pulse flow capacity in a compact size, this model suits users who need round-the-clock portable oxygen. The continuous lower flow settings provide for restful sleep, while the higher pulse flow handles increased activity during the day.
Hot-swappable dual battery functionality allows this concentrator to operate 24/7 by alternating sets. Combined with its small size to take anywhere, it gives users total freedom to travel without thinking about battery life or finding power to recharge. Both homebound and frequent travelers would benefit from the flexibility it provides.
3. Invisible Sunglasses Nasal Cannula
- Discreet sunglasses design hides oxygen tubing
- Comfortable nasal cannula integrated into arms of glasses
- Tubing routes over ears for a secure fit
- Lenses available for vision correction needs
- Pairs with portable oxygen concentrators
These oxygen therapy sunglasses allow users to hide their need for supplemental oxygen while out in public. The stylish sunglasses design gives confidence and avoids self-consciousness that often comes with visible oxygen tubing. It promotes mental well-being in addition to providing physical respiratory relief.
Frequent travelers would particularly appreciate the discretion and ability to blend in these sunglasses cannulas provide. The tubing routes neatly behind the ears for a seamless inclusion into any wardrobe. Users can make oxygen therapy a part of daily life without it defining them.
FAQ about Home Oxygen Concentrators
Q1: What is therapeutic oxygen?
Therapeutic oxygen is supplemental oxygen administered for medical benefit. It is given to raise oxygen levels when medical conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or respiratory infections prevent patients from getting enough oxygen naturally.
Q2: How does oxygen help shortness of breath?
Oxygen helps shortness of breath by directly increasing oxygen levels available to the lungs and bloodstream. More oxygen reaching the brain and organs can reduce air hunger sensations even when underlying conditions limit breathing capacity.
Q3: Should I buy or rent a portable oxygen concentrator?
Purchasing makes sense if you require long-term oxygen therapy, as monthly rentals can exceed buying costs over time. However, rentals may be preferred for temporary or unpredictable oxygen needs. They also avoid maintenance and replacements. Check insurance coverage for owned vs rental coverage.
Q4: Is portable oxygen good for COPD?
Yes, portable oxygen concentrators are highly beneficial for those with COPD. Ambulatory oxygen provided by portable units can help COPD patients maintain oxygen saturation levels during daily activities when their disease may cause severe desaturation. This helps prevent complications. Portable oxygen also helps COPD patients preserve lung function and slow disease progression. Having mobile access to supplemental oxygen allows patients to stay active and independent while adhering to their doctor-prescribed therapy.
Q5: Do you need a prescription for a portable oxygen concentrator?
Yes, a prescription is required to obtain coverage and buy or rent a portable oxygen concentrator. The prescription should be written by a pulmonary specialist or physician who has evaluated the patient’s oxygen needs at home and during daily living. The prescription will include important information like flow rate, duration/timing of use, and special requirements to guide appropriate portable oxygen concentrator selection and insurance claims. Using a POC without a valid prescription risks not getting the critical therapy support needed.
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