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Everything You Should Know About Oxygen Equipment

Everything You Should Know About Oxygen Equipment

Covid-19 has changed the way we see our world. Though we have resumed our life, the new normal is far from normal. We all have witnessed an astronomical shift in all the aspects of your life.


The pandemic has not only transformed the way of working but has brought enormous shifts in the way we do our basic everyday activities. Distancing people has become a way of showing care and ‘negative’ has become the new positive.


It has also taught us the importance of oxygen which we have taken for granted for so many years. But people have a lack of knowledge regarding what suits them and what not.


But today with this article we will eliminate all the doubts regarding oxygen equipment and their use. So. Let’s begin.



Q1. How to identify the best oxygen equipment for yourself?


Answer: To identify the apt oxygen equipment, you need to understand your oxygen issues. You, your health care provider and your oxygen supplier should all work together to choose the oxygen system that is right for you.


For instance, if you have asthma then you must keep an oxygen concentrator at home so as to get regular oxygen therapy.


You can even go for a portable oxygen concentrator. They are extremely lightweight and you can carry them in your pocket. This will allow you to carry on with your everyday activities without any hassle.



Q2. How many types of oxygen resources are there?


Answer: The three types of oxygen systems currently available are:


1. Compressed gas systems

2. Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs)

3. Liquid oxygen systems



Q3. What all accessories are needed with oxygen equipment?


Answer: Accessories used in oxygen equipments are:


Nasal cannula: A nasal cannula is a medical device to offer supplemental oxygen therapy to people who have respiratory issues.


There are two types of nasal cannulas: low flow and high flow. The device has two prongs and sits below the nose. The two prongs deliver oxygen directly into your nostrils and make it easy for patients to breathe.


Oxygen mask: An oxygen mask provides a way to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs. Oxygen masks can also be used for higher oxygen needs. The Oxymask is a comfortable version which is widely popular among the masses.


Humidifier bottle: Oxygen is a dry gas and a humidifier bottle may be used to help alleviate a sore, dry and/or bloody nose. The oxygen picks up humidity by flowing through a water bottle connected to the concentrator or liquid system.



Carrying cases, carts: Ambulatory oxygen tanks can be rolled in small carts, carried in backpacks and sometimes even worn as a waist pack. Portable oxygen concentrators are rolled in their own cases, worn in a backpack on the back or slung over the shoulder.



Wrapping it up!


In the Covid world that we live in, we need to educate ourselves about all the aspects of oxygen equipment. It has become a need of an hour. And this article will immensely help you in this regard.   


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