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.

  • What is the Normal Oxygen Level? How to Check Oxygen Saturation Level

    If you have COPD any other chronic lung condition, you probably know what it means to have a lower than normal blood oxygen saturation level. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is just one example, but it means that your lungs' ability to bring in enough oxygen is compromised. The tiny air sacks in your lungs have been damaged, so you can't absorb enough oxygen through these sacks into your bloodstream.

    It's important to have a certain level of oxygen, versus a certain level of carbon dioxide in your blood at one time. The carbon dioxide is carried back to your lungs, where it is breathed out when you exhale. The oxygen you breathed in gets delivered to every part of your body, as part of the fuel you need to keep your body working properly.

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Oxygen Concentrators

    Once you've selected your portable or stationary oxygen concentrator, there are a few safety and maintenance tips you should be aware of. The following is a list of some of the most important do's and don'ts you'll want to keep in mind. Of course, this is just a reference and you shouldn't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!

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  • Guide to Flying with an Oxygen Concentrator

    If you need to use a portable oxygen concentrator for traveling by air, there are some special considerations you’ll want to make.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t allow passengers to bring portable oxygen tanks or liquid oxygen on board, so if you require oxygen during a flight, you’ll have to use a portable oxygen concentrator.

    In a continuing effort to educate oxygen users about traveling and flying with oxygen, we’ve created this guide to assist in planning your next flight. By planning well, you can ensure you that you can have an enjoyable and successful trip.

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  • Fun Activities for Seniors in Fort Collins

    As one of the largest cities in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins combines urban amenities with a breathtaking natural backdrop, making it an ideal spot for seniors. As a community, Fort Collins is active and able to support an aging population, giving seniors access to specialized programs and events. Retiring Boomers and other senior citizens will find that Fort Collins offers a diverse array of senior-friendly activities, helping them to feel involved and welcome in the area.

    Here, we’ll explore fun activities for seniors in Fort Collins, Colorado. From social gatherings and fitness clubs to arts and cultural centers, Fort Collins is equipped to help seniors lead rich, fulfilling lives.

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  • Events and Attractions for Seniors in Santa Fe

    Santa Fe is a city rich in both history and diversity. Stunning historical architecture, sweeping mountain views, and internationally recognized art define this New Mexico city’s identity, making it a well-loved spot for both residents and visitors.

    Santa Fe has much to offer its senior population. The city brings together culture and nature, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to senior-friendly activities. There are virtually endless activity options for Santa Fe seniors, but we’ve gathered up a handful of our favorites below.

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  • Senior-Friendly Activities In Portland

    As a collectively active, creative, and eco-friendly city, the people of Portland are encouraged to lead vibrant, healthy lives. Beyond its beautiful natural scenery, Portland is full of stunning arts and charming local businesses, attracting more people to the area each year.

    While the city of Portland is now known for its hipster culture, it also takes pride in its thriving senior community. So, there’s no shortage of senior-friendly activities throughout the area. Below, you’ll find a collection of Portland attractions for seniors to suit a variety of interests. From staying physically fit to building valuable social connections, the seniors of Portland stay active in their community.

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  • December 2019 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 December 2019 Trustpilot Reviews that we have received from actual customers.

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  • An In-Depth Review of the Respironics SimplyGo Portable Concentrator

    The Respironics SimplyGo portable concentrator is an innovative unit that simplifies the care and management of oxygen therapy users. The Respironics SimplyGo, like all portable oxygen concentrators, provides pulse dose delivery of oxygen up to 6 liters per minute. However, unlike other POCs, or portable oxygen concentrators, the unit also delivers continuous flow of 2 liters of oxygen per minute. This unique feature sets the SimplyGo apart from other POCs on the market, making it a great choice for almost all oxygen users.

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  • Hiking Tallulah Falls With Oxygen - Adventures with Oxygen

    Here is an inspirational story from one of our oxygen therapy users, Kristy. Kristy and her family recently who recently hiked 3 miles at Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia with an Inogen One G4 mobile oxygen concentrator.

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  • An In-Depth Review on the Inogen One G3 Portable Concentrator

    The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator is state of the art in oxygen therapy that combines lightweight portability and long battery life with superior pulse dose oxygen therapy. It is a pulse dose unit that has 1-5 oxygen delivery settings and includes a standard 3-year warranty on the unit. This portable concentrator is meant to increase convenience and independence dramatically and can be charged at home or on the go.

    The Inogen One G3 is designed to give you the freedom to travel that home oxygen concentrators and oxygen tanks limit. The Inogen One G3 system can be operated in home, vehicles, airplanes, trains, boats and countless other outdoor environments.

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