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  • Ask a Respiratory Therapist? - What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

    Ask a Respiratory Therapist?

    By Lori Peters, RRT, AMSR Respiratory Therapist

     Question:  What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

    Answer: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that involves pauses, or periods of apnea, while someone sleeps.  These pauses between breaths might last from 10 seconds to a few minutes. The severity of apnea is measured in terms of the number of times the apnea occurs over the course of an hour; this can be anywhere from 5 to 30 times or more. The apneic period ends when the patient takes his or her next breath, oftentimes with a loud snorting sound. Sleep apnea results in low nighttime blood oxygen levels and daytime sleepiness, due to the restless sleep from the night before.

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  • Where the Air is Rare: Oxygen Users Summit 14,000-foot Peak

    On August 10, an intrepid bunch of AMSR staff, customers, and vendor reps proved that oxygen users can enjoy the high life. 

    The group of 10 completed a 5-mile hike near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Supplemental oxygen in tow, they left the trailhead at Summit Lake (elevation 12,840 feet) at 9 a.m. and summited scenic Mount Evans (elevation 14,264 feet) at 1:30 p.m. 

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  • Caring for Your Nasal Cannulas: How to Clean and When to Replace

    by Lori Peters, RRT, AMSR Respiratory Therapist

    People on oxygen therapy are typically more susceptible to respiratory viruses and bacteria.  With the winter months fast-approaching, ensuring that your nasal cannula is germ-free is even more important AND good common sense!

    Simply wipe down the part (prongs) that inserts into your nose, as well as the seven-foot length of tube that connects to it, with an alcohol swab once a day. If you’re on oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it might be easier for you to have two cannulas at all times—one to use while the other is being wiped down and allowed to dry.

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  • How can I maximize battery performance?

    How can I maximize battery performance?

    Here are several things you can do:

    1. Break In New Batteries

    New batteries are “dead batteries” when they arrive at your home. This just means you need to charge them before you use them. We recommend that you fully charge your oxygen battery then use it until it “dies,” then fully charge it again. Do this for 2 to 4 cycles to prime the battery to reach its maximum-rated capacity.

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  • AMSR Rental Program Gets Pulmonary Patients Traveling

    American Medical Sales and Repair and its Oxygen Concentrator Store brings both continuous flow and pulse portable oxygen concentrators to a flexible rental program that delivers therapeutic mobility and opens travel to COPD patients.

    CENTENNIAL, CO – Pulmonary therapy patients who use oxygen concentrators to maintain an active lifestyle face difficulties in planning travel because home respiratory units are not portable and patients can’t be off of oxygen for extended periods of time. American Medical Sales and Rentals and its Oxygen Concentrator Store, the country’s largest online purveyor of such equipment, recently revised its portable oxygen concentrator rental program to bring these patients the flexibility they need for therapeutic mobility and travel.

    “We have expanded our rental fleet of portable oxygen units from three popular brand name units to four and added the two newest and lightest units. The fleet now gives patients four options for pulse concentrators and two options for continuous flow concentrators,” says Jennifer Hopkins, AMSR CEO and Partner. “We have also added daily rentals (7-day minimum) to our formerly weekly-only rental programs so patients have the flexibility of paying for just the mobility they require.”

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  • How to fly with the Respironics EverGo Portable Concentrator

    The Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator is one of only a few oxygen concentrators that the FAA has approved for use on commercial airline flights. Learn the steps on preparing to flying with the Respironics EverGo.

    Things You'll Need:

    • Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
    • Extra Batteries
    • Prescription

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  • Flying With the Respironics EverGo Oxygen Concentrator

    Flying with the Respironics EverGo Oxygen Concentrator is trouble-free as long as you follow a few important steps before your flight.

    Contact the airline that you are using to make sure they allow the Respironics EverGo on the airline during flights. Most of the larger airlines allow Oxygen Concentrators during flights. The airline will require that you submit a written prescription. Please notify the airline a month in advance and let them know you will be using the Respironics EverGo during flight.

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  • Inogen Releases Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

    Inogen has announced the release of the new Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator. The Inogen G2 is to be released April 2010 and Inogen has advertising this as the oxygen concentrator that has it all.

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    Mar 04, 2010 – Inogen has announced the release of the new Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator. The Inogen G2 is to be released April 2010 and Inogen has advertising this as the oxygen concentrator that has it all. It is an improvement on their original concentrator the Inogen One released in late 2004. The G2 is designed to be more patient friendly and easier to use.

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  • AMSR New Website, Oxygen Concentrator Store.com

    The Oxygen Concentrator Store is proud to introduce our new website. When we first sat down to discuss what we wanted in a new website, we determined that we wanted our site to be a better reflection of our desire to provide our customers with superior value. Our new site demonstrates our commitment to a positive buying experience with the best products at competitive prices with superior customer service.   We’ve made shopping online convenient, secure and easy to use. Our site offers the highest level of security. We’ve included details about all of our products and how they’re used so that you have answers when you need them—right at your fingertips.

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