Home medical oxygen concentrators were invented in the early-1970s. Oxygen therapy, also known as supplemental oxygen, is the use of oxygen as a medical treatment. Oxygen concentrator takes in air and purifies it for use by people requiring medical oxygen due to low oxygen levels in their blood. Long-term oxygen is often useful in people with chronically low oxygen such as from severe COPD or cystic fibrosis.
Simple Instructions for using an Oxygen Concentrator
The oxygen concentrator is a very simple looking oxygen machine. It’s a very simple mechanism, as simple as running a simple household item.
- Switch ‘ON’ main power source where the power cord of the Oxygen Concentrator is connected
- Place the machine in a well-ventilated location
- Connect the humidifier.
- Ensure that the particle filter is in place
- Connect the Nasal Cannula and ensure that the tubing is not kinked
- Turn-on the machine by pressing the ‘Power’ switch on the oxygen concentrator
- Set the Oxygen flow as prescribed by the physician on the flow-meter
- Bubble out Oxygen by putting the outlet of Nasal Cannula into a glass of water, this would ensure the flow of Oxygen
- Breathe through Nasal Cannula
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