Oxygen Therapy Questions

What Is sleep apnea?
The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. The most common of the three is obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA for short. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing recurrently during their sleep.
How pure is the oxygen from an oxygen concentrator?
Typically, oxygen concentrators provide about 90-95% pure oxygen. However, purity ranges can vary from 87-97% depending on the unit. Please note: an oxygen purity level of 90-95% does not mean you’re breathing in 90-95% oxygen. Let’s cover the difference...
What is medical grade oxygen?
Medical grade oxygen is considered any concentration of oxygen above 85%. Oxygen concentrators will provide anywhere from 90% to 95% pure oxygen while running properly.
What is an oxygen tank?
An oxygen tank is a device used to store either compressed gas or liquid oxygen under high pressure, used in a variety of circumstances but commonly for medical use. Most oxygen tanks are tall, slender aluminum or steel cylinders featuring valves and...
What is oxygen therapy?
Oxygen therapy is a medical treatment in which a patient receives supplemental oxygen either as needed or continuously. Oxygen therapy is administered at home with oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrators. Some of the most common conditions that necessitate...
How do I check my oxygen level at home?
When you are at home and don’t have all of the electronic devices and laboratory access typically found in a hospital, there are two ways to check your oxygen level: a portable pulse oximeter and assessing physical signs and symptoms. If you...
How your body uses oxygen?
Our bodies need a certain amount of oxygen molecules circulating in the bloodstream at all times. When all internal organs are functioning correctly, the oxygen that you inhale passes from the tiny alveoli or air sacs of your lungs into the bloodstream...
How to increase oxygen levels in your home?
When you are having trouble breathing at home, and you need to increase your oxygen levels, there are several ways to do it: 1. Increase Your Oxygen Flow This step might sound obvious, but when you are experiencing shortness of...
Are there any down-sides to oxygen therapy?
Although it is tempting to think you can get by without oxygen, research shows using oxygen can significantly improve your quality of life. A common misconception is that by using supplemental oxygen, you will become more dependent upon it and subsequently...
How oxygen flow is measured?
Oxygen is a gas, and the flow is measured in liters per minute. If you require oxygen therapy, your doctor will prescribe you a given oxygen flow rate such as 2 liters per minute. An oxygen flow rate of 2 LPM means the patient will have 2 liters of oxygen...
What is a bolus?
A bolus is a “shot” of oxygen; one single puff. In the pulse dose method of oxygen delivery (used by most portable concentrators), a single bolus of oxygen is released by the concentrator into your nasal cannula each time you start to take a breath.
What is the voltage of the Airsep VisionAire?
Below is voltage of the Airsep VisionAire stationary oxygen machine: AC Operation: 120 VAC
How do I administer oxygen?
Oxygen is generally administered via nasal cannula or mask for home oxygen therapy or supplemental oxygen. The oxygen supplied through the delivery device comes from compressed or liquid oxygen or an oxygen concentrator. To administer oxygen therapy, ...
How much is an oxygen tank?
The price of an oxygen tank varies between oxygen supply companies and by each tank’s size. These prices are estimates; it’s best to compare prices between oxygen suppliers to ensure you’re getting the best value for the lowest price. The listed prices...
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