Traveling with Oxygen

Everything you need to know about traveling with oxygen. Read up on advice about traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator, as well as ways to make it even easier and more convenient. Get suggestions for where to go, and the best things to see on your travel adventures and read stories for inspiration about how you can stay active while getting the oxygen therapy you need.
  • Adventures with Oxygen - Kilauea Volcano

    This is our customer Walter W and his Respironics SimplyGo on the top of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii. Kilauea is a shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands and is the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawai’i.

    Walter used his SimplyGo to help him climb to the top of the crater rim; the rim has an elevation of 4,190 ft. and the trail was a walking distance of over a mile.

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  • Skateboarding - Adventures with Oxygen

    This customer is Phyllis Fritz, the beautiful mother of Judy Attaldo. She is a friendly NY lady who is very inspirational to many oxygen users by showing off her skills at the skate park, skateboarding! Phyllis enjoys her SeQual Eclipse 3 so much she literally takes it everywhere she goes, grocery store, motorcycle trips, 4 wheeling, skateboarding, and for everyday activities!

    The portable oxygen machine has made the life of this lovely customer much more enjoyable! Even if your grandchildren wish to take a field trip to the skate park, American Medical has a wide variety of machines that will meet your needs and make this possibility a reality.
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  • Hiking the North Fork Trail - Adventures with Oxygen

    Berti G. is considered sick by most healthcare professionals, but it does not stop her from leading the active lifestyle that she chooses to live. Berti still enjoys taking long walks on trails in Colorado like the Narrow Gauge North Fork View Trail, a little over two miles at Pine Valley Ranch Jefferson County Park. Berti was able to get 53 miles from home, the farthest since her set back in May 15, 2012.
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  • Uneasy Rider? Easy Rental Program

    Traveling with oxygen does not have to be an “uneasy” experience. During the summer months, many of our patients at AMSR hit the road by car and explore new places and revisit old ones. Using oxygen in your car is fairly simple if we are prepared and educated!

    Before enjoying some summer fun, the first thing to do should be to check with your physician. Let them that you’re planning a trip; make sure that any restrictions on your activities are discussed. It’s also wise to have copies of any prescriptions with you, including one for oxygen, just in case something comes up along the way. Things to discuss with your doctor should include: traveling at higher altitudes than normal, going to areas of high pollution, extreme temperature or humidity and seasonal allergies. A statement from your physician is vital if traveling by air.

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Travel with Confidence on Oxygen

    If you used an oxygen concentrator 10 years ago, you know how big and heavy they used to be. Thank goodness times have changed. Today’s portable models are so small and light that now you can travel anywhere! 

    Airplane travel

    The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has ruled that all passengers who require oxygen must be allowed to bring FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrators on all U.S. aircraft with more than 19 seats. Foreign airlines must also allow portable oxygen concentrators on all flights to and from U.S soil.

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