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!
We talk a lot about COPD and heart ailments in relation to oxygen use but not every oxygen user has lung or heart problems. We recently met one very special oxygen user whose need for oxygen stems from a liver problem.
Topics: traveling with oxygen
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.
It is a known fact that portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) improve the lives of oxygen therapy patients. They enable these patients to have active lifestyles that include activities such as gardening, fishing, golfing, and hunting.
Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are a new and innovative method for supplying oxygen while allowing users more freedom. As manufacturers are always looking for ways to make their concentrators more effective and portable, oxygen patients tend to do the same thing. Like yourself, fellow oxygen patients are always looking for ways to get more out of their portable oxygen concentrator. Take a look at our list below to see how you can get more out of your portable oxygen concentrator.
The standard portable oxygen concentrator package comes with all of the accessories patients need to operate their concentrator on a daily basis. Things like accessory bags, batteries, power supplies, carrying cases, and travel carts (when necessary) are considered parts of the standard package. There may be some accessories that have multiple features or uses.
Although the weather is telling you to stay inside and keep warm, travel season is right around the corner. Many of you may have children or grandchildren that have spring and summer break coming up which are both great opportunities to get together with the whole family. As you may know, traveling as an oxygen patient is one of the hardest things to do. While having an oxygen concentrator definitely makes traveling easier, it is not impossible to travel with oxygen tanks or liquid oxygen. Before making travel plans, take a look at our travel guide to help make traveling with oxygen that much easier.