Oxygen Accessories

News and stories regarding oxygen accessories like cannulas, batteries and more. We also provide you with advice and suggestions on purchasing the important oxygen accessories you need. Keep current with new oxygen products, updates, and other important issues.
  • What is an Oxygen Concentrator Christmas tree adapter?

    An oxygen concentrator Christmas tree isn't a festive decoration that you put up in your home – it's used as an important little piece of hardware that helps to make sure the oxygen tubing stays in place on the concentrator.

    The Christmas tree adapter gets its name from its shape and appearance. It looks like a Christmas tree, with it's conical shape and tiers that resemble the branches on a pine tree. It's also always or more often than not, a green color. It's an easy name because it describes how it looks in a way that most people can understand.

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  • The Importance of Keeping a Pulse Oximeter With You at All Times

    A pulse oximeter is a very simple yet important piece of medical equipment. It checks to see if your blood oxygen level is within a healthy range. When your oxygen level is below this range, it is referred to as hypoxemia.

    When your blood oxygen level falls below the normal range, your lungs begin to narrow, actually restricting blood flow through the lungs. While this is occurring, a significant amount of stress is placed on the heart, as it is forced into working much harder to try and get blood to the lungs to oxygenate the body.

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  • Portable Oxygen Carry Bags: Shoulder Bags or Backpacks?

    Comfort while using your portable oxygen concentrator is hugely important. The whole point of having a portable oxygen concentrator is to be able to do a lot of walking and moving around while getting your oxygen therapy. Mobile carts, shoulder bags and specially designed backpacks are the main ways to carry around your portable oxygen concentrator, without it feeling like a burden.

    Are you going on vacation and need the best way to carry your portable concentrator, or are you shopping for your first portable oxygen concentrator? When you're shopping for a way to carry around your portable oxygen concentrator, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

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  • How to Use a Cannula with a Oxygen Concentrator

    If you need oxygen therapy currently, or if you ever needed oxygen at any point in your life, it was most likely delivered through a nasal cannula. A nasal cannula is the name for the rubber prongs and the attached tubing that is inserted into the nostrils, which runs along the side of the face and around the back of the head. They are also often referred to simply as nasal prongs.

    How to use a nasal cannula with your oxygen therapy equipment might seem pretty self-explanatory, but there are few things you should know about this important oxygen therapy accessory.

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  • Purchasing Oxygen Supplies for Oxygen Concentrators

    When you purchase an oxygen concentrator or another type of equipment there are other oxygen supplies that are helpful to operate the unit. These supplies include batteries, battery chargers, bags or backpacks, cannula, tubing and more. There are a few other key items you will need later on to keep your oxygen equipment running smoothly.

    If you have the opportunity to stock up on oxygen supplies, you should definitely do so. If you have medicare or another insurance coverage, they will cover the cost of all the things you will need to receive your oxygen therapy.

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  • Overview of External Battery Charger for POCs

    An external battery charger comes in very handy if you need to use your POC for many hours during the day. It's very simple to use – you just plug it into an AC outlet, and place the battery into the port with the terminal side down to charge it. It will take some time to charge, just like it would if it was charging inside the oxygen concentrator.

    It will only work with AC power, and cannot be charged in the car. The external battery charger was made to allow you to charge up more than one battery at a time, so you won't need to worry about running out of battery power while you're out and about.

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  • What is a Pediatric Flow Meter?

    A pediatric flow meter is an extremely important piece of medical equipment, for the dosing of oxygen and air for young patients. Children, especially very small children and babies, can't handle the same amount of air or oxygen that adults or bigger kids can. A pediatric flow meter uses a reduced amount, and brings the dosage down to a small fraction of what it would have been for an adult.

    A flow meter has a knob that can be turned to turn on the flow of oxygen and adjust the setting via the dosage range scale on the front. A small float indicator ball will go up and down as your adjust it.

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  • The Importance of Portable Oxygen Concentrator Accessories

    Would you be able to use your portable oxygen concentrator without the rubber tubing? A portable oxygen concentrator wouldn't be portable without the rechargeable battery – it would be a stationary oxygen concentrator. Your POC would eventually break down if you didn't change out the gross particle filter (as long as it uses one), because it would become too clogged up with dirt to bring in air.

    The accessories that come along with your portable oxygen concentrators are just as important as the concentrators themselves. Without them, you would either have a really hard time getting the oxygen therapy you need, or it would be totally impossible.

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  • Invacare Oxygen Conserver Tanks Overview

    Here is a summary of the features and specifications of 4 Invacare Oxygen Conserver Tanks.

    Invacare M2 Conserver with Bag

    The smallest conservation tank available for the Homefill system can hold up to 57 liters of oxygen! It delivers up to 2 LPM (liters per minute) of pulse dose oxygen, and is perfect for those who need only this amount, for up to 24 minutes at a time.

    It also only takes 24 minutes to refill. That means you can fill it up, go outside and work in the garden, or take a trip to the store, and be back in time to refill it for a second dose. It's also the most lightweight, smallest and most unobtrusive of the Homefill conservation tanks, weighing just 2 lbs. It measures 3 inches in diameter and 8.25 inches tall. The bag it comes with makes it easy to strap it on while you're using it, and going about your day.

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  • Travel Season and the Need for Extra Batteries

    It's that time of year again, when we all start to feel especially restless after a long and hard winter. You've been stuck indoors, dreaming of wide open spaces, being out in nature, and making plans for where you would like go that you've never been to before. Even if you all you are doing is visiting family a few towns away, it's extremely important to be sure that you have plenty of battery life to power your portable oxygen concentrator, and then some.

    Why are extra batteries so important?

    It's true that not all portable models can be used safely in a motor vehicle, on all of the settings. You will need to check with the owners manual that came with your specific model to see if this is the case, if you're not sure, before deciding to take a long road trip. For example, the SeQual Eclipse 3 and its previous Eclipse model cannot be charged and ran at the same time, but the Eclipse 5 and the new Equinox can be charged and ran at the same time, safely and on any setting.

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