Oxygen Delivery Systems
Hospitalized patients with breathing difficulties such as COPD or other lung deficiencies will receive Oxygen therapy delivered through a special outlet in the walls. When the patient is sent
home and needs to continue oxygen therapy, there will be an Oxygen Delivery System required to continue treatment- with the use of an Oxygen Concentrator or an air compressor.
There are many types of Oxygen Delivery Systems available and here are the most popular ones:
Compressed Oxygen Therapy oxygen therapy delivered through oxygen tanks. There are “H” tanks, “E” tanks and “D” tanks available. The D & E types of oxygen delivery systems are smaller tanks than the H types of tanks.
In order for the patient to turn on and off the oxygen tank a special key is required, and these types of oxygen delivery systems or tanks need to be deposited extremely safely within the house, away from sources of heat and flame. Patients can have their smaller, portable oxygen tanks refilled when there is no more oxygen within them.
The oxygen delivered in such tanks is generally available in a great variety of purity and concentrations. Your physician is the one who will appoint exactly which type of Oxygen Delivery
System is required in your case.
These types of compressed gas cylinders represent a huge hazard risk. Inside these cylinders there is extremely high pressure present, so patients need to ensure they have read and understood the instructions of use of such an oxygen cylinder.
Liquid Oxygen Delivery Systems the oxygen is stored in a large tank plus one portable concentrator. The portable oxygen concentrator can be used even outside the home, but it is
extremely important to mention that the liquid oxygen needs to be used regularly/frequently otherwise it will evaporate quickly.
Many patients have found the liquid oxygen not a cost efficient solution, so they tried to move on to more compact, modern and budget friendly oxygen delivery systems such as the portable
Oxygen Concentrators these machines typically extract ambient air, run it through several filters to keep out bacteria, dust and allergens and then deliver therapeutic quality oxygen to the patient.
The most obvious advantage of the POCs is that the patient will never run out of oxygen, since ambient air is transformed into oxygen needed for the therapy.
The oxygen concentrators are today regarded as the safest and most efficient Oxygen Delivery Systems available. They are fairly easy to use, and the oxygen flow rate can also be adjusted. All the important settings on a POC must be performed by your physician.
For patients in need of supplemental oxygen therapy, a bleed in adaptor is available that can be attached to the concentrator. This way, the patient receives medical grade oxygen therapy with
the help of a versatile portable oxygen concentrator.
SleepRestfully, Inc., offers plenty of different Oxygen Delivery Systems that patients can choose from. Visit sleeprestfully.com and browse through the different high end technology portable oxygen concentrators offered at budget friendly prices.