Respiratory Equipment: Advancements in Oxygen Therapy Equipment

Rapid Advancements of Oxygen Therapy

In the past, patients diagnosed with conditions requiring oxygen therapy faced the cumbersome burden of traditional canister and liquid oxygen technology. Among other sacrifices, many people lost their mobility. That is quickly changing. Inogen has been developing new lightweight, portable oxygen concentrators, which have done much to improve the lifestyle of people who need oxygen to breathe better.

Single solution portable oxygen concentrators are small, easy to carry, quiet, energy-efficient and simple to use. A single solution alternative means patients no longer need multiple devices for different uses, whether at home, sleeping or travelling.  Learn more about portable oxygen concentrators

Respiratory Equipment for Oxygen Therapy

Chronic breathing problems that require the ongoing use of respiratory equipment present a serious lifestyle challenge. Patients needing respiratory therapy equipment as part of their daily routine not only suffer from the health effects of the breathing condition itself, but they also are saddled with the inconveniences associated with medical respiratory equipment.

Inogen is a manufacturer and also an accredited home healthcare provider with one primary goal: to give renewed freedom and independence to users of outdated commercial and home respiratory equipment.  Learn more about Inogen

Common Respiratory Equipment Accessories

  • Nasal Cannula: This is the device that most of us have seen, in which rubber tubing runs from your oxygen device to your face, hooks over your ears, and delivers oxygen through your nose. Designed for comfort and function, there are many styles of cannula to fit most patients’ needs.
  • Face Mask: Patients with more severe symptoms may need to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth to fulfill their oxygen needs. This allows for greater oxygen flow.
  • Oxygen Regulator: A flow meter built into an oxygen regulator allows the user to increase or decrease the flow of oxygen being provided. This amount is usually measured in liters per minute (lpm), with most flow meters graduated from 0 to 15 lpm.
  • Trans-Tracheal: This device connects directly to the trachea via a small hole in the throat and delivers the oxygen directly. It is worn as a necklace, and is much less noticeable than cannulas and masks.
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