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If you’re looking to travel with oxygen or need oxygen at night, 1st Class Medical has a number of solutions for you. But in addition to covering your basic medical needs, it’s our mission to help oxygen patients live fully and independently.
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The Not so Good Old Days
It wasn’t very long ago that being prescribed medical oxygen meant using cumbersome metal tanks and resigning yourself to being somewhat housebound while becoming increasingly dependent upon others. With the advent of portable oxygen concentrators that’s all changed.
Tanks are hard to transport, only have a finite amount of oxygen, and can even be dangerous.
Oxygen users can live life to the fullest, traveling, attending family functions, and enjoying time with friends!
As with all technology it has improved and gotten more sophisticated over the years. A new leader has recently emerged in the arena of long term oxygen therapy.
Meet the Arya Portable Oxygen Concentrator
This is the Arya Portable Oxygen Concentrator. https://www.1stclassmed.com/arya-portable-oxygen-concentrator This latest innovation offers superior convenience and portability but doesn’t skimp on performance.
Wide Range of Settings
It offers pulse settings from 1 to 5 which is more than adequate to satisfy most prescriptions. And allows some room in case your doctor wants you to increase your flow rate while flying or extremely active.
Help with Fatigue
Those battling a lung condition often grapple with fatigue. Low oxygen levels can leave you feeling sluggish and out of sorts. It’s also dangerous and can do permanent damage to heart, brain, and other organs.
Using a concentrator to boost oxygen levels should give you more energy right off the bat but in addition, respiratory patients must make every effort to preserve all the energy they can. With this in mind, the Arya comes with a protective carrying case with a comfortable shoulder strap. It’s ergonomic design is also contoured to rest comfortably on your hip to decrease excess swinging and bouncing which can lead to fatigue as you move about.
And most importantly it is extremely lightweight. And here’s where the Arya gives you an opportunity to customize according to your specific needs. There are two different batteries available. The smaller 8 cell battery provides up to 4 hours of operation on a setting of 2. With the 8 cell, the machine is 7.3 inches wide and 10 inches tall and weighs just 5 pounds. The larger 16 cell battery adds about an inch in height and about a pound of weight but provides twice the operation time. At just 6 pounds you can get up to 8 hours of battery life on a setting of two. So if you’re just running out for some quick errands you can use the smaller battery and cut the weight down a bit. If you’re going on a long flight or are going to be sitting through a theater performance or leisurely dinner, you can take the bigger battery so you don’t have to worry about running out of oxygen or finding a place to recharge while you’re out enjoying yourself.
In addition to the long lasting battery, the Arya comes with an A/C power cord that can be plugged into any standard wall outlet. It also comes with a D/C power cord that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter on any car, boat, or RV. You can literally drive coast to coast without the worry about running out of oxygen.
The Arya is equipped with a sophisticated intelligent delivery system. The AutoSense and Auto Sat features work in concert to ensure accurate oxygen dosage delivery. Whether you’re required to wear oxygen 24/7 or just at night or while active, the Arya employs sophisticated technology to ensure that you remain properly titrated.
Pulse flow concentrator doses are triggered by the user's inhalation. While we sleep, it’s not uncommon for our oxygen levels to drop as our breathing slows and becomes more shallow. The Arya’s autosense technology senses when breathing slows and adjusts doses to compensate for this. This is also helpful for users who often breathe through their mouths. If the Arya doesn’t sense a breath through the nasal cannula for several seconds, the Arya will automatically release a bolus dose so the patient can maintain saturation levels.
Very Easy to Use
Though it contains the very latest in medical technology, the Arya is extremely easy to use. The LCD indicator screen on the top of the machine will tell you at a glance, what setting you’re on, and how much battery life you have left. It will also alert you to any service issues that need attention. The typeface is large and easy to see. It illuminates in the dark to make it easy to read in all kinds of light.
Keep in mind that several factors can affect battery life. Battery life is estimated by manufacturers based upon a patient taking about 20 breaths per minute. If you are doing something strenuous you may be taking more breaths per minute which will decrease battery life. Extreme cold can also affect battery duration. With the easy-to-see indicator screen you can monitor your battery life regularly and be sure to recharge or change batteries before you reach critical levels.
To change the flow rate up or down, you'll simply use the plus and minus buttons conveniently located on top of the machine.
Peace of Mind
Along with the peace of mind you’ll enjoy not having to worry about running out of oxygen and knowing that you’ll stay properly titrated, you’ll have the added comfort of getting the best warranty in the industry and lifetime phone tech support. You’ll never have to struggle with trying to figure out what an error message means or how to get your machine serviced. You’ll be able to call our tech support hotline and one of our trained, US based techs will walk you through troubleshooting the issue. If your machine does need to get sent in for service, they’ll help you arrange for your machine to be picked up and returned to you once the work is complete . The Arya comes with a 5 year warranty and unlike most other concentrators, that includes sieve bed replacement.
Introduction to the Arya Portable Oxygen Concentrator
We put together this short video so that you can get to know the Arya a little better! It goes over some of the technical details and gives you an idea of how the area works. It also shows you what comes in the box. You’ll be ready to travel, and lead an active life, right away!
Don’t Wait! Call Today!
To get started on a new path of freedom, and independence give us a call today! We have so many ways to help you get the perfect concentrator for you! We have low cost financing, or may even be able to get you a concentrator via medicare. Our respiratory specialists are standing by to answer any questions you may have about the Arya or to help you find the perfect fit for your oxygen needs. You can give us a call at 1-800-520-5726 or visit us online at www.1stclassmedical.com