Reclaim Your Freedom And Mobility With A Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Posted by Portable Oxygen Solutions on 10th Mar 2014
A portable oxygen concentrator is a medical device capable of providing users with a supply of portable oxygen at substantially higher oxygen concentrations than that found in the ambient air. The concentrator works to filter the nitrogen and other gases out of the air, delivering only pure oxygen out of the concentrator. Tubing connects the concentrator to the cannula, which channels the pure oxygen from the unit to your nose. Utilizing a specific technology, the system is consistently capable of producing medical grade oxygen that is concentrated up to 96%. These machines operate the same way as a stationary home oxygen concentrator but the portable unit can be carried or worn to help keep you more mobile.
The portable oxygen concentrator makes it so much easier for oxygen users to leave the home or travel freely. These units are lightweight enough to just pick-up and go and small enough to fit nicely in the passenger seat of your car. Most of the top portable oxygen concentrators are now FAA-approved for use on commercial airlines, so the sky is literally the limit when you own a portable oxygen concentrator.
In the past, the most common way to supply patients with supplemental oxygen was to provide an oxygen concentrator and large cylinders for when you left the house. Although stationary concentrators are best used in or around the home, these large machines take up a significant amount of space in a room and limit your mobility. These sources of oxygen can create many unnecessary challenges, including developing a dangerous habit of hoarding portable oxygen tanks (for fear of running out) and dealing with hard-to remove conserving devices or regulators. Fortunately, there is an easier way to receive the oxygen you need and regain your socially active and healthy lifestyle.
A Portable Oxygen Concentrator offers those living with COPD and have been prescribed supplemental oxygen the opportunity to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Weighing roughly 5 to 20 pounds, a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) can run on AC electrical power or plug into a vehicle DC charging port for powering and re-charging. Plus, a portable oxygen concentrator utilizes an internal battery and/or uses a battery pack that affords active patients freedom in the true sense of the word. Today’s portable oxygen concentrators also come in pulse dose or continuous flow models to meet your portable oxygen needs. Talk with your doctor to see if a portable oxygen concentrator is right for you and experience the difference that a lightweight portable oxygen system can make.