Home Use Medical Grade Oxygen Concentrators
Home-use oxygen concentrators or stationary oxygen concentrator is the equipment required when you are prescribed oxygen therapy by your doctor. There are both 5-liter and 10-liter stationary concentrators available. Your prescription will dictate which concentrator you require. Your doctor will want you to have a stationary concentrator that provides the correct flow rate and leaves room for rescue rates.
If your prescription is 5 lpm or higher, you can need a 10-liter concentrator or you can connect two 5-liter concentrators together with tubing and a Y connector.
A stationary concentrator works by pulling in the atmosphere and finding pure oxygen to ship to the end user. These heavy-duty machines are built to run all day and all night. People ask if the oxygen will run out as it does in an oxygen cylinder. Not at all. A concentrator makes oxygen when it runs. The oxygen will continue to be filtered out to the end user nonstop until the machine is turned off.
Oxygen tubing is required to be attached between the concentrator and the end user. Oxygen will simply flow from the concentrator to the user without interruption. If you are having trouble with dryness from the constant oxygen flow, the bubble bottle will provide you with humidification.
Concentrators are easy to maintain. Always keep the concentrator in a well-ventilated area and never inside a closet or hugging the furniture. The machine needs to have the atmosphere flow around it easily. Try keeping your concentrator on a rug or thick towel vs the bare floor to absorb the motor noise. You can use up to 50ft of tubing plus a 7ft cannula with the concentrator. If you are noise sensitive, you can leave the concentrator in the next room for example. Never use any more tubing footage than 50ft as the oxygen lpm will not be maintained by the end user. Wipe the dust off the concentrator weekly and change the internal filters yearly.
Respshop’s inventory has everything you might need for oxygen therapy. Finger pulse oximeters are an excellent tool for monitoring your oxygen levels. If you use CPAP therapy and nocturnal oxygen therapy, an oxygen adapter will allow you to hook the oxygen tubing onto the CPAP hose. If your ears are becoming sore from the cannulas rubbing, try these wraps. These will keep the tubing from rubbing and causing irritation.
Our selection of home oxygen concentrators offers the most sophisticated features in quiet, durable units. Unlike older units, modern equipment is considerably lighter - some weighing just 30 lbs. Depending on the model you purchase, some of the top-of-the-line features you will find include:
- Near silent decibel levels
- Incredible power efficiency
- Low-maintenance upkeep features such as self-cleaning filters
- Back-lined flow-meter that provides accurate viewing and proper settings
- Locking flow and overdraw protection
- Resettable circuit breaker
- Casters that make them easily moveable from room to room.
Read - How To Set Up a Home Oxygen Concentrator System
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