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.

  • An In-Depth Look at the Invacare Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

    One of the lightest and smallest portable oxygen concentrators available, the Invacare Platinum Mobile Concentrator has users’ mobility and comfort in mind. Invacare designed this unit to be discreet but robust, packing the power of a daily oxygen concentrator inside one of the smallest footprints seen today. The size makes it ideal for those who don’t want to give up their independence, and its long battery life, durability and water resistance make it perfect for traveling.

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  • Respironics SimplyGo Mini vs. Inogen One G3 Concentrator Comparison

    When comparing two different portable oxygen concentrators, there are a variety of factors you need to consider. Are they truly portable? Are they light? Small? How is the battery life? What about a warranty? The factors can easily seem endless. Use this guide to help you as you explore your options and make your choice between two excellent portable oxygen concentrators, the SimplyGo Mini and the Inogen One G3.

    The SimplyGo Mini is both compact and lightweight at less than 10 inches in all dimensions and under 6 pounds. It can provide pulse flow oxygen up-to 5 settings and up to a maximum of 1000 mL/minute. The unit’s battery life is above average at 4.5 hours, enough for most activities. The unit is covered by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, except for the sieve beds which are guaranteed for 1 year. Also, the Mini is equipped with a reinforced casing to stand up to the bumps, bangs, and dings that accompany an active lifestyle. The unit is quiet during operation, only generating a soft 43 decibels of noise.

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  • Respironics SimplyGo vs. Inogen One G4 Concentrator Comparison

    When it comes to portable oxygen concentrators, you first need to choose one that will meet your supplemental oxygen therapy requirements. However, there’s no need to sacrifice great features and convenience to get the oxygen delivery you need. Two great options are the SimplyGo by Respironics and the Inogen One G4 because both units have amazing features and benefits. The information below can help you decide which is right for you.

    Respironics' SimplyGo is a quiet powerhouse in a compact, portable package. This device can deliver up to 2 liters per minute of supplemental oxygen at a continuous flow, making it a great choice for those with higher oxygen requirements. It’s versatile too – it offers 6 different pulse dose settings. Measuring 11.5 inches in its largest dimension and weighing around 10 pounds, the SimplyGo still lives up to its name. It even includes a wheeled cart for easier portability.

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  • Respironics SimplyGo Mini vs. Inogen One G4 Concentrator Comparison

    Philips Respironics and Inogen are both respected and innovative medical device manufacturers. While their products are universally praised and well-engineered, you want to be sure that you pick the right portable oxygen concentrator for your needs, no matter the origin. Let’s examine some of the features from the top of the line models from these two great companies, the Respironics SimplyGo Mini and the Inogen One G4.

    The SimplyGo Mini is less than 10 inches in all dimensions and under 6 pounds, making it both small in size and easy to carry for almost any patient. It provides oxygen via pulse flow in 5 setting options, maxing out at 1000 mL/minute. The concentrator also has a generous battery life of about 4.5 hours on a full charge. The unit itself is protected by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, except for the sieve beds which are guaranteed for 1 year. Also, the Mini features a rugged casing to resist scratches, impacts, and dings from everyday use. Additionally, the SimplyGo Mini is unobtrusive and quiet, operating at a very soft 43 decibels.

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  • Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home Concentrator

    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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  • 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

    If you’re visiting family, running errands, or even traveling, more often 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 concentrator accessories like carrying cases, rolling carts, backpacks, car charging cords, and more to make driving even easier!

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  • Inogen One G3 vs. Respironics SimplyGo Unit Comparison

    There is no doubt that the Respironics SimplyGo and the Inogen One G3 are both tremendous portable oxygen concentrators. However, with any medical device, you want to be sure that you choose the right one for your needs. Portable oxygen concentrators are no exception. Here are some of the significant features of both units and a comparison of how they stack up next to each other.

    Respironics’ SimplyGo is 11.5 inches in its largest dimension and weighs 10 pounds and delivers up to 2 liters per minute of continuous flow oxygen. You can also choose from 6 different pulse dose settings. This makes the SimplyGo ideal for patients with higher oxygen requirements.

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  • Living with COPD - Things to Consider

    It’s likely you or someone you know has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. More than 15.7 million people in the United States [1] 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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