After a doctor recommends that you should receive supplemental oxygen therapy, the final decision will be made. There are many choices, but it is important to understand your medical history and determine if you require a stationary concentrator. The medical conditions you have will determine if you can buy an oxygen concentrator. These devices are home oxygen concentrators and can be used to treat hypoxic patients. These devices have a powerful compressor and high flow.
It is important to consider whether the oxygen concentrator will compensate for the decrease in blood oxygen saturation.
- You should be aware of the international approvals that are available to ensure your product meets high standards.
- Home oxygen concentrators are approved by the US FDA.
- CE is the European Economic Area’s legal way of selling the product.
- FAA approval is required for all travellers. This approval allows you to transport the concentrator in an aeroplane.
- Weight is another important criterion. Another important criterion is weight.
- Your medical weight also takes into account the severity of your condition. Doctors can prescribe the following ranges of oxygen therapy: low flow, moderate flow, high flow, and high flow. It is highly recommended that the concentrator remains within the prescribed range.
- Low flow oxygen concentrators. Low flow oxygen concentrators are concentrators that deliver oxygen at 3 LPM. The concentrator is intended for people with minor lung conditions. Concentrators that provide 5 LPM oxygen flow should be purchased for patients with 3 LPM.
- Medium flow oxygen concentrators. Patients who need oxygen at a slow rate (less than 5 LPM), should use a portable concentrator with pulse settings between 5-6 LPM, and a stationary concentrator that is 5 LPM.
- Patients with chronic respiratory conditions should be prescribed high flow oxygen concentrators. Supplemental oxygen may be required for patients with chronic respiratory disorders. Patients might require oxygen levels greater than 6 LPM. It is recommended to use a home oxygen concentrator that has a flow rate of 10 LPM.
- You should also consider the cost-effectiveness of oxygen concentrators, including power consumption and battery back. Safety features such as the oxygen purity indicator or battery backup are important.
Compare the specifications of different oxygen concentrators using the Oxygen Time comparison tool.