AMSR at National Jewish with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

John More gave a presentation on the benefits of using portable oxygen concentrators to a support group for patients who suffer from IPC (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) at National Jewish. He took the time to explain the differences between units, and how each unit has its own specialties. He really made sure that the patients understood the differences in technologies such as what the true differences were between pulse flow and continuous flow to ensure they understood their own oxygen needs.

While some patients had heard of, or were currently using POCs, others had only recently been diagnosed and where learning about what their true options were for the very first time.

This was very hard on some people but John and the wonderful nurse, Carol Bair, really made sure to emphasize how POCs can greatly enhance quality of life as well as help individuals remain active. I believe that the patients who attended the group walked away with a far better notion of what options they have in order to remain active and happy.

Here are resources for more information on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is to serve as the trusted resource for the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community by raising awareness, providing disease education, and funding research.
Information on Pulmonary Fibrosis: Pulmonary fibrosis involves scarring in the lungs. When tissue deep within the lungs develops scarring, and becomes thick and stiff, the body is unable to take in air properly.

AMSR Presented to a Support Group of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

Support Group of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients at National Jewish Hospital

American Medical and John More at National Jewish Hospital Picture

American Medical and John More with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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