Oxygen Concentrator

Electronically powered device with a series of filters that extract oxygen from room air. Also, a backup system, usually a stationary compressed gas system must always accompany a concentrator in case of power failure or other emergency. Regular household current is sufficient for its use. In limited cases, a humidifier bottle may be necessary to increase moisture to the oxygen as it passes through the tubing to the mask or cannula.

Common Diagnoses:

  • Chronic Obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Viral Pneumonia
  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Bronchlectasis

Oxygen Conserver

A type of regulator, which conserves the amount of gaseous oxygen in portable cylinders. Oximetry testing is required to ensure proper oxygen saturation during use of a conserver.