Author Archives: 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.

  • Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

    Since 2001, Oxygen Concentrator Store has been dedicated to promoting the health of individuals affected by COPD, emphysema, and other respiratory and lung conditions. As COVID-19, or Coronavirus, continues to spread across the U.S, Oxygen Concentrator Store is doubling down on our mission to help make life easier for individuals in need of oxygen therapy. We’ve compiled research from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization to help you better understand COVID-19, how it could affect you, and how to protect your health during these uncertain times.

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  • Our COVID-19 Response

    To the AMSR Community,

    We hope this note finds you and your family safe as the health crisis impacts the world and our communities. With the spread of this pandemic, we want you to know that there is no higher priority for us than the safety of you, the safety of your family, and the safety of our staff.

    As a result, we’re no longer open for walk in business. Customers should call us at 877.774.9271 and we will help schedule product delivery. Our main focus is to keep you and every member of our team feeling safe, healthy, and supported during these difficult times.

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  • What’s the Difference Between an Oxygen Concentrator and Oxygen Tank?

    Oxygen is quintessential for our being. When one has a respiratory condition and breathing is adversely affected, a doctor prescribes supplemental oxygen to aid the oxygen intake. When we think of supplemental oxygen solutions, a traditional bulky oxygen tank often comes to the mind. Nonetheless, oxygen delivery technology is ever evolving and has made several advances in the last few years. The two widely used oxygen delivery mechanisms at home are oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators. We’ll discuss below what they are and how they differ so that you can make an informed decision about your choice of oxygen delivery.

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  • Using Oxygen While You Sleep

    Everyone breathes differently when they are asleep. When you're sleeping, your body slows down, your breathing becomes shallower, and you take in less air in each breath. This can be dangerous for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other lung conditions. Many people with breathing problems prop themselves up with pillows while they sleep to avoid having trouble breathing but propping yourself up with pillows won't help this problem.

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  • February 2020 Oxygen Concentrator Store Reviews

    We know that our success depends on the satisfaction of our oxygen customers and that is why we strive to give every customer the highest shopping experience! We pride ourselves on educating new customers on oxygen solutions and providing post-shopping customer support.

    View a small selection of February 2020 Trustpilot Reviews that we have received from actual customers.

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  • Oxygen Troubleshooting – Why Would an Oxygen Concentrator Stop Working

    Just like any other piece of electrical equipment, an oxygen concentrator can stop working due to technical issues or after it's gotten over a certain age. You might also have instances where it can malfunction due to an outside influence, with no problems in the concentrator itself.

    If an oxygen concentrator is not providing oxygen, it could be due to several different reasons. The system in an oxygen concentrator is made up of a few intricate parts that all work together to purify and deliver medical-grade oxygen, so you can breathe it in.

    However, before you call a maintenance technician, you can do some troubleshooting on your own to see if you can fix the problem yourself. Sometimes, the cause of a big problem can be a small and easy fix.

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  • Senior-Friendly Activities in Tucson

    Tucson is a booming desert city in Arizona. With a backdrop of mountains and a rich cultural scene, Tucson is a desirable region for people at all stages of life, including seniors. In fact, the senior population of Tucson has reached nearly 75,000. The city has implemented various programs and amenities to serve this growing community of older adults.

    From nature retreats to cultural centers, Tucson has much to offer seniors today. Below, you’ll find our top choices for senior-friendly activities.

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  • 11 Critical Safety Precautions For Oxygen Therapy

    Oxygen might seem like a harmless gas because we breathe it every day. However, when oxygen is purified at high concentrations, it can become very destructive. Oxygen therapy is an important medical treatment for patients who need to have supplemental oxygen, but caution must be taken to avoid injury.

    In this blog post, we will discuss 11 important safety precautions to take into consideration if you are on oxygen therapy. First, let us discuss 2 critical reasons why you should always handle oxygen carefully.

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  • Oxygen for Dogs: Portable Oxygen Therapy for Our Canine Friends

    Using a portable oxygen therapy, or any oxygen therapy for your dog should be treated just like any kind of oxygen therapy that a human patient would use. A veterinarian would determine whether or not your dog would need oxygen therapy. If need be, he or she would prescribe the amount of oxygen your dog needs.

    You should never change your pet’s oxygen dosage without your vet telling you to, and you have to make sure that the oxygen is properly administered to your dog.

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  • Senior-Friendly Activities in New York

    As the largest city in the United States, New York City boasts a population of over 8 million. While this urban hub is bustling with people of all generations, many seniors are thriving as residents of the city. Everything from day-to-day necessities to social events to world-renowned arts and culture are within an arm’s reach in New York, making it an accessible place for older adults to call home.

    In a city like New York, seniors shouldn’t miss out on the many events and activities at their fingertips. So, read on to learn more about our top senior activities in the Big Apple!

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