In order to run at maximum efficiency, an oxygen concentrator needs to be used on a daily basis and for many hours at a time. When you frequently use a piece of equipment it has the opportunity to get bogged down by everyday dirt, dust, spills, and even mold! This is especially true for Home Oxygen Concentrators. Luckily, there are a few simple steps and guidelines you can follow to keep your Home Concentrator in a safe and like-new condition.
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Labor day is fast approaching, are you ready for all the activities and traveling that comes with a long weekend? If you’re visiting family, grilling out, or even traveling, more often times than not you’re driving to get there, but how do you do travel with your portable oxygen concentrator?
Luckily, today, portable oxygen concentrators come in various shapes and sizes; some even as light as 1.75 pounds! Traveling with oxygen shouldn’t be a difficult or negative experience and today many POCs come with a plethora of useful and convenient accessories like carrying cases, rolling carts, backpacks, car charging cords, and more to make driving even easier! View new concentrator accessories.
It’s likely you or someone you know has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. More than 11 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COPD and an estimated 24 million people may have the disease without even knowing it.
COPD is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult and is most often caused by damage to the lungs that has occurred over a long period of time. Luckily, there are treatments your doctor can prescribe and simple steps you can follow to help you manage your symptoms, feel better, and continue living your life!
The SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator by Respironics really lives up to its name, giving you true portability with excellent power and versatile oxygen delivery options. If you’re searching for the freedom to travel, enjoy the outdoors, and attend social events, this device is your answer.
The SimplyGo Mini is positively tiny, weighing less than 5 pounds and under 10 inches in every dimension. This makes it unobtrusive and exceptionally easy to carry. However, this little machine is also powerful, actually delivering 20% more oxygen than other oxygen concentrators of the same weight - meaning you still get the extra oxygen you need on the go. In fact, the Mini is capable of providing 50 mL pulses of oxygen or a continuous flow of 1000 mL per minute. You can choose from 5 different pulse settings to meet your needs no matter your current activity level.
If you have high supplemental oxygen requirements, you may think a portable oxygen concentrator can’t meet your needs. That simply isn’t true. The SeQual eQuinox rental concentrator is the perfect option for anyone who wants true portability but needs greater amounts of oxygen than traditional portable oxygen concentrator units can provide.
Weighing less than 13 pounds, the eQuinox also includes a telescoping wheeled cart for exceptionally easy movement. But don’t let its small size fool you. The eQuinox can deliver more oxygen than any other portable concentrator in its weight class. In fact, it provides up to 3 liters per minute continuous flow or up to 192 mL in pulse doses with 3 settings you can choose from.
Keeping your oxygen concentrator in top working condition not only ensures effective and safe oxygen delivery but it may also extend the lifespan of your unit. Cleaning and maintaining your portable oxygen concentrator is an important step in owning and caring for your unit. By following a few simple steps and guidelines you can easily keep your concentrator in pristine, "like-new" condition!
How to Clean The Outside of Your Oxygen Concentrator
Like all electronics, your oxygen concentrator is going to collect dirt, dust, and come in contact with substances that could make them sticky. Luckily, it’s easy to clean the outside of a portable concentrator, especially when you begin developing the habit of maintaining your unit early on in oxygen therapy!
Could your diet affect your risk for lung disease? A new study from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Villejuif, France would suggest it does.
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease encompasses several chronic lung diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema. These ailments often lead to blocked air passages and restricted oxygen flow; making breathing cumbersome and painful. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in America. So how can you lower your risk of developing COPD?
Respironics SimplyGo Mini portable concentrator is now FAA approved for all commercial flights to and from the United States! Weighing in at a mere 5 pounds, Respironics has ensured a convenient, safe, and easy way to travel with your oxygen solution.
It’s important that you are able to use your portable oxygen concentrator wherever you go and though a POC is already FAA approved many airlines have additional requirements you will need to meet before your flight. We suggest preparing to fly with your oxygen concentrator 2 weeks before your travel date, this should give you plenty of time to research or call your airline and acquire any required documentation.
Deciding which portable oxygen concentrator to purchase is an important choice. Not only are you buying a vital piece of medical equipment, but you’re paying a significant price too. It really pays to do your research and make sure you’re getting the features you need. The list below will detail what to look for and hopefully help make your decision an easier one.
Not only does the SeQual Eclipse 5 outperform the previous generations of this model in almost all categories, it features a powerful oxygen delivery system with many options. The SeQual Eclipse 5 comes with a surprising variety of modes and settings but not every unit works for everyone! Continue reading to find out if the SeQual Eclipse 5 is right for you. Here is a list of the Pros and Cons of the SeQual Eclipse 5 portable oxygen concentrator.