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  • Meet Our Customer Service Manager!

    Samira is a Chicago native with over 12 years of experience in the Call Center industry. Her extensive background includes working in Law, Life & Health Insurance, Credit Unions, Banks, and is now our valued Oxygen Concentrator Store Customer Service Manager! Interested in getting to know Samira and our Customer Service Department better? Keep reading!

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  • What is a Pulse Oximeter?

    A pulse oximeter is a small and lightweight device that attaches to a fingertip to painlessly measure the level of oxygen in your body. The oximeter can measure two things: your pulse rate and the level of oxygen in your blood. Both of these numbers are necessary to asses your current levels and health.

    It’s important to note that the information a pulse oximeter can provide is limited. As we mentioned above an oximeter only measures your pulse and blood-oxygen levels. An oximeter will not measure the CO2, or carbon dioxide, levels in your blood stream. A pulse oximeter is not a replacement for more extensive and involved tests to be completed by your doctor. If you are ever in a situation where you are concerned about your oxygen levels, we suggest consulting your doctor immediately.

    Pulse Oximeter's are discreet, small, and easily transportable! Typically Oximeter's weigh just a few ounces and are thinner than most wallets! Read on to learn more!

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  • Pulse vs. Continuous Flow

    When you’re first prescribed oxygen by your doctor, you will likely discuss the various options available to fit your needs. One of the first determining factors in starting oxygen therapy is figuring out if you’ll need a pulse or continuous flowing oxygen unit. Perhaps you’ve heard your doctor use the phrase “pulse” and “continuous flow” but do you really understand what it means? How does it correlate with machine settings? What’s the difference between the two? Which one is right for you? Let's explore the differences below:

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  • How To: Connect a CPAP Machine to Your Oxygen Concentrator

    If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea it may become necessary to use an oxygen concentrator in addition to a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine is used for obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This condition is when the muscles in your throat cannot support their own weight while you are sleeping. Often times, a first sign would be a sleeping partner mentioning or complaining about your snoring, a common symptom of sleep apnea. It’s also extremely common for the patient to feel restless and run-down when they wake up; often being accompanied by headaches and other signs of not receiving enough oxygen at night.

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  • Thank You Letter From Make-A-Wish Colorado - August 30, 2016

    Here is a thank you letter Oxygen Concentrator Store/AMSR received from Make-A-Wish Colorado on August 30, 2016. Andalyn, achieved here dream of visiting Walt Disney World Resorts with her closest friends.

    Dear Nick,

    Thank you for your recent gift of discounted medical supplies to Make-A-Wish® Colorado. Please know that your contribution helps us continue granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. We cherish and appreciate your commitment to our mission of bringing hope, strength, and joy to the courageous children we serve.

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  • The Top 4 Tips for Using Your POC in the Car

    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.

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  • Living with COPD

    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!
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  • Introduction to the New Respironics SimplyGo Mini

    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.

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  • Overview of the SeQual eQuinox Concentrator Rental

    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.

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