The beginning of March means the beginning of travel season. It used to be that those prescribed medical oxygen were confined to short day trips, but no longer. Airlines allow approved portable oxygen concentrator use while flying. All of the portable concentrators that we sell at 1st Class Medical are FAA approved for in-flight use and carrying aboard even when not in use.
Halloween has passed and we are coming up quickly on Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. This can be a taxing time of year for all of us but it can be especially tough on those battling a respiratory condition. We want you to be able to stay healthy and make holiday memories with your family and friends. We put together this guide for COPD patients as well as those hosting respiratory patients over the holiday season to help out!
Traveling as a medical oxygen patient can seem like a hassle, especially if you have never traveled with your portable oxygen concentrator before. If you plan ahead and have all the necessary documents stating you are cleared to travel, then your time spent going through security will be expedited.
Planning your next vacation may seem a little cumbersome if you are like many other oxygen patients and require a high flow rate, 4 liters per minute(LPM) at rest and up to 6 LPM during more rigorous activities. When traveling you will need to have a continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator. What are my options you may be wondering? Here are a few things to take into account when planning on traveling if you are a high flow oxygen patient.
The season for traveling is upon us, the weather is warming up and traveling plans are beginning to set in motion! Traveling is one of the most exciting and enjoyable things, whether you are traveling to go see friends and family or just taking a vacation to get away. If you are a medical oxygen patient using a portable oxygen concentrator, there are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling to places with a higher elevation than what you are used too. As the altitude increases the composition of air stays the same (79% nitrogen and 21% oxygen) but the abundance of air decreases.