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The Importance of Changing Your Nasal Cannula

Posted by Duke on Oct 2, 2018 4:02:37 AM

When you have received a COPD diagnosis, it is often followed by a prescription for medical grade oxygen.

You are left feeling overwhelmed with a wealth of new knowledge you must retain. With COPD you may have a need for supplemental medical grade oxygen. Medical grade oxygen treatment is typically delivered through a tube with two nasal prongs. This is better known as a nasal cannula.

Nasal cannulas are designed to be inserted into your nostrils and attached to your portable or home oxygen concentrator. Meaning they become dirty very quickly and regularly. So you need to make it a top priority to regularly replace and clean your nasal cannulas.

Reading COPD forums and blogs, there are countless patients saying something along the lines of “my oxygen provider tells me to only change my nasal cannula after I’ve had a respiratory infection, such as a cold.” Or “with regular cleaning you should only replace your nasal cannula 1-2 times a month.”

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Topics: COPD, portable oxygen, Nasal Cannulas

The Top 4 Pulse Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Posted by Duke on May 18, 2017 12:20:15 PM

Portable oxygen concentrators with pulse flow deliver oxygen intermittently based on your breathing rate. Essentially, every time you inhale the concentrator detects your inhalation it triggers a bolus dose of oxygen to be delivered.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators

The Truth About Insurance and Medicare Reimbursement

Posted by Duke on Dec 22, 2016 11:23:11 AM

The #1 Question We Get Asked

The number one question we get asked from patients everywhere is, “Will insurance or Medicare pay for my portable oxygen concentrator?”

In a perfect world, every medical expense you incur would be covered by insurance or Medicare.

We would absolutely love to get all of our patients the machine they want with $0 out of pocket. It would benefit everyone in the industry from patients to health care professionals to health care businesses.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, Insurance and Medicare Coverage

The Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators of 2023-2024

Posted by Duke on Dec 1, 2016 1:38:00 PM

This post was updated again: 1/13/2024 & 6/27/24

Well, 2023 has wrapped up and I think we can all agree that it's be one crazy year, even in the oxygen industry... We've seen some groundbreaking technology get released, we've seen a couple of brand new concentrators get released, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when we look forward to 2024.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen

How to Compare Portable Oxygen Concentrators Like an Expert

Posted by Duke on Nov 16, 2016 12:27:31 PM



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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators

New Product Announcement: The Inogen One G4

Posted by Duke on Aug 19, 2016 4:06:02 PM

This post was updated 8/22/16 to add more information and announce the Inogen One G4 is on sale!

Inogen is hands down one of the leading innovators in the oxygen industry. They sparked an oxygen therapy revolution with their first portable concentrator, the Inogen One and haven't looked back since. 

Chances are, you have probably seen or heard of the Inogen One line of portable oxygen concentrators.

Whether it's the Inogen One, the Inogen One G2, or the Inogen One G3 they are easily the most popular line of portable oxygen concentrators on the market and for a good reason.

Inogen has cemented their spot in the industry as having the most durable and reliable units you can buy. 

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, Inogen, Inogen One G4

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Medications

Posted by Duke on Aug 4, 2016 10:19:51 AM

The cost of COPD medications is absolutely astonishing… According to an article written by Everyday Health an uninsured COPD patient with only 3 medications can spend on average $815.00 every month.

Let that sink in, $815.00 per month for 3 medications!

That doesn’t include any other expenses like rent/mortgage, food, other treatments, or doctors appointments… Nor does it include medications for other conditions you may have. That is strictly for Advair, Combivent, and Spiriva at their average price without insurance.

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COPD Unaware: The Shocking Truth About COPD in the United States

Posted by Duke on May 31, 2016 3:05:00 PM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects an estimated 25 million people in the United States alone. By 2020, the Centers for Disease Control predicted COPD will be the 3rd leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease.

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Living a High Quality Life This Summer With COPD

Posted by Duke on May 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This post was updated on 05/24/16 to add more information.

Well, it’s that time of year again. We are coming up on the summer months which means sunshine, picnics, barbecues, vacations, and more are in your near future! Whether you have a summer packed full of plans or you are just looking forward to the nice weather and spending time with friends and family, it’s easy to see why summer is a lot of people’s favorite time of year.

Here’s the deal:

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Topics: COPD, Disease Management

59 Hacks and Tips You Can Use Immediately To Make Life With COPD More Manageable

Posted by Duke on Apr 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Successfully treating and managing your COPD is like playing a game of chess. You aim to stay 3 steps ahead of the disease at all times, but there’s always a chance that your opponent, COPD, has a trick move up its sleeve.

Because there is no cure for the disease, the goal of treating COPD is to manage your symptoms and to maintain or improve your quality of life.

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Topics: COPD, Disease Management

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