Our Respiratory Therapists are all highly credentialed with extensive experience in both adult and pediatric care. We provide 24 Hour Emergency Service for questions or problems.
We make oxygen easy and convenient. We have many options to help meet your oxygen needs in a way that suits your lifestyle. From a portable concentrator that is airline approved to a system that fills your own tanks at home, we will set you up with the oxygen system you need.
The room air we breathe contains 21% oxygen. Some people with certain lung or heart conditions require a higher percentage of oxygen in order to maintain their blood oxygen saturation levels. Supplemental oxygen can be provided at home with an oxygen concentrator and oxygen tanks.
Oxygen must be prescribed by a doctor. The prescription must have 3 parts: flow rate in liters per minute, method of administration (cannula, mask, etc) and amount of time to use oxygen daily. For example: oxygen 2 lpm via nasal cannula continuous.
If oxygen is ordered non-continuously or “as needed” the prescription must include an indication for when to use it. For example: oxygen 2 lpm via nasal cannula as needed for exertion.
Insurance coverage generally requires a room air oxygen saturation level of 88% or less at rest. It can also be tested with activity. If the level decreases during activity, oxygen should be applied and the patient retested with oxygen on to determine the correct liters per minute.
Standard home equipment includes a “stationary” source – an oxygen concentrator and a “portable” source – oxygen tanks or a portable concentrator.
A Respiratory Therapist will review the following home equipment options with you and your provider to determine the best choice for your life style and level of activity:
This is a standard home stationary source. It is used when you are sleeping and thought the day when you are at home. It runs on AC power and allows flow rates from 1-10 lpm continuous. A large back up oxygen tank is provided in case of power outages.
- Link to Oxygen Concentrator in Store
The home fill station is a device that enables patients to refill their own tanks for portable use. It is used in conjunction with a stationary concentrator. The tanks use a pulse dose technology to extend the duration of the tanks. The tanks are available in 5 sizes and come with an easy to use carrying bag. The pulse dose conserving levels range from 1-6 lpm with a continuous option of 2 lpm. The fill device runs off of AC power only.
- Link to Home Fill Station in Store
The portable oxygen concentrator runs on rechargeable batteries. This is also used in conjunction with a stationary concentrator. It is a good choice for the very active patient. The internal battery enables up to 3 to 3.5 hours of use between recharges. When more time is needed away from home, an additional battery for extended activity is available. The unit can be plugged in and recharged on an AC power source or off of a vehicles DC power source. This portable oxygen concentrator offers 5 pulse dose setting options in the conserving mode ONLY, Continuous flow is not available. It is FAA approved for on-board, in-flight use and ultra-lightweight at 6.2 pounds.
- Link to Portable Oxygen Concentrators in Store
This concentrator acts as both a stationary and portable unit. It may be best for very active patients with high flow needs. It is usually the best option for patients that are frequently away from home over night or seasonally. It offers pulse dose settings from 1-6 lpm with a 7-9 lpm range avaialbe for larger breath requirements. Also, a continuous flow option of up to 3 lpm is available. It is FAA approved for on-board, in-flight use and weighs 15 pounds. As a current oxygen patient, you can check out this portable concentrator free of charge to meet your occasional overnight needs. We request you call ahead to reserve one. A refundable deposit is required to cover any damages.
- Link to Portable /Stationary Concentrator in Store