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Portable Oxygen Concentrator Resource Center

Portable Oxygen Needs On the Rise but HME Industry Is Declining

Posted by Duke on Jul 28, 2014 3:30:00 PM

As of right now, the need for supplemental oxygen is on the rise and has never been greater. Over the past 9 years, portable oxygen concentrators have been evolving from being expensive, big, bulky, and unreliable machines to extremely lightweight, compact, more economic and far more reliable medical devices. With the powerful uptrend portable oxygen concentrators have gained, it's a wonder why more HME companies do not carry them. As for the HME companies that do carry portable oxygen concentrators, they tend to have a minimal amount in-stock, use them only for rentals, or have old outdated machines. With HME companies having limited supplies and portables costing patients as much as $4,000 out of pocket, it's not that easy for patients to obtain one.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen

Top 3 Portable Oxygen Concentrators for Portability

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 22, 2014 11:42:00 AM

 

 

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, AirSep Focus, LifeChoice Activox Sport, Inogen One G3

Humidifier for Oxygen Therapy: When Should You Use One?

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 21, 2014 2:00:00 PM

 


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Topics: oxygen therapy, oxygen concentrator accessories, portable oxygen concentrators, home oxygen concentrators

Power Outages: How to Prepare as an Oxygen Patient

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 21, 2014 10:30:06 AM

Power outages can be a more than a common thing depending on where you are located, and if you suffer from a chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) power outages can cause big problems. This is especially true for patients that use stationary oxygen concentrators, which require a steady flow of power to run the concentrator. On the other hand,  if you have a portable oxygen concentrator you can rely on a lithium ion battery until the power is restored, but it is always smart and proactive to be prepared for the worst. Do you know how to fully prepare for an unexpected power outage? We will be discussing some preventative measures you can take that will prepare you for the unexpected.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, portable oxygen concentrators, home oxygen concentrators, oxygen safety

SeQual eQuinox Portable Oxygen Concentrator F.A.Q.'s

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 17, 2014 11:36:00 AM

The SeQual eQuinox is the lightest continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator that offers 3LPM, this incredible oxygen concentrator is packed with numerous features and with two battery options you can customize your experience, without ever worrying about running out of supplemental oxygen on the go again! Recently we have been receiving a lot of questions regarding the SeQual eQuinox, which is why we have prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions:

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, SeQual eQuinox, F.A.Q.'s

First Coast Living Interview: 1st Class Medical Helping Heroes

Posted by Duke on Jul 10, 2014 5:05:00 PM

 

Just recently, Caleb Umstead, Director of Customer Education at 1st Class Medical, was interviewed on the talk show First Coast Living by the Emmy Award winning television host, Casey Black DeSantis. In this interview, which can be seen above, Casey DeSantis talks with Caleb Umstead about the LifeChoice Activox portable oxygen concentrator, our new program Helping Heroes with Operation Orion, and COPD. To learn more about our Helping Heroes program or to donate to the program, there is a link on the bottom of the page that you can click on. Below is a transcript of the interview. 

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen, LifeChoice Activox, Helping Heroes

Oxlife Independence Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 3, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Since your diagnosis with COPD you have probably begun looking into a portable oxygen concentrator so you can have the ability to leave your house and travel. With all the options out there it may start to feel overwhelming or you just aren't quiet sure what the proper oxygen concentrator for you is. When shopping for a portable oxygen concentrator make sure it operates at an oxygen level that matches or exceeds your prescribed amount.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, O2-Concepts, continuous flow, Oxlife Independence, portable oxygen concentrator reviews

Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jul 1, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The overall quality of life can be drastically improved with the help of a portable oxygen concentrator in patients that suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When looking for a portable oxygen concentrator there are a few things that must be taken into account, first is will a certain concentrator fit your oxygen requirements, and do you have a prescription? What I mean by this is will a specific oxygen concentrator keep you properly saturated by delivering a flow rate that meets your prescribed oxygen requirement during all types of activities?

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, continuous flow, Respironics SimplyGo, Respironics, portable oxygen concentrator reviews

SeQual eQuinox Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 30, 2014 5:36:21 PM

Introducing the SeQual eQuinox portable oxygen concentrator brought to you by Chart Industries, the newest and most dependable portable oxygen concentrator on the market! Today we will be reviewing the top of the line features as well as everything else about the SeQual eQuinox that makes this the perfect unit for resting, sleeping, exercising, and best of all traveling! If at any time you have questions regarding the SeQual eQuinox you can either leave a comment below, or give us a call at 1-888-370-0599 to speak with one of our respiratory specialist.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, SeQual, continuous flow, SeQual eQuinox

Invacare XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 20, 2014 6:00:00 AM
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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, pulse flow, Invacare, Invacare XPO2

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