Back in December we met Larry Peel. Larry was diagnosed with COPD about 11 years ago and has been on supplemental oxygen for the past 7 years. We got in touch with Larry because one of our owners saw a news report about him. He had received an oxygen concentrator from his insurance company, Kaiser but now they were wanting the unit back because they said that he had received it in error. Larry explained that he needed the portable during his long shifts as a 911 operator but the insurance company still called his lifeline to oxygen, "non-essential". Peel sometimes resorted to going without oxygen and trying to remain as still and calm as possible to avoid getting winded and triggering a coughing spell. As you can imagine, in the life of a 911 dispatcher this was not always possible. It's estimated that patients who do not use their required oxygen increase their chances of heart failure or stroke by up to 50%. With Larry's dosage he would need up to 5 or 6 heavy tanks to last him through a 10 or 12 hour shift. He feared that he would have to quit work, leaving this single dad unable to support himself and his son.
The Equinox Is Here!
Welcome to Spring!
Today we begin our journey back into the light. There are two days during the year when the sun shines directly on the equator and the daylight and darkness are equal. These are known as the Vernal Equinoxes and they occur this year on March 20th and September 23rd. Those of us in the northern hemisphere welcome Spring as our days become increasingly longer until the Summer Solstice. The veneration of the sun is one of the most ancient traditions on earth. It is estimated that thousands of monuments, temples, megalithic structures, and stone circles were created specifically to track and acknowledge the coming of the equinoxes. The eternal gaze of the Sphinx faces due east directly in alignment with the Spring Equinox sunrise. The temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia is aligned with the rising of the Equinox sun as well, as is the Pyramid of Tikal in Guatemala, the circle of Stonehenge, and the temple of Mnajdra in Malta.
Topics: SeQual eQuinox
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:
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.
We have been watching the progress of the SeQual eQuinox portable oxygen concentrator for quite sometime. In October of 2012, the eQuniox gained FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval and earlier this month it gained FAA (Federal Aviation Association) approval. Although we do not have an exact release date, we are anticipating the SeQual eQuinox to be released late March or early April of this year. This concentrator is going to be the ideal continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator for oxygen patients requiring a continuous flow.
Here at 1st Class Medical, we have been watching the progression of SeQual's newest portable oxygen concentrator, the Equinox. For those of you who do not know about the SeQual Equinox, it is estimated to weigh 14 pounds; making it the smallest continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator offering up to 3 LPM. The other portable concentrators that provide up to 3 LPM weigh between 18 and 20 pounds.