When Oxygen Therapy Is Applied
v commonly used at home for patient care in Singapore. See guidelines of American Thoracic Society for appropriate candidates for Long-Term Home Oxygen Therapy. Oxygen Concentrator produces oxygen by selectively filtering out gases such as nitrogen in the air. Oxygen concentrators are economical and require little maintenance. No refilling is needed. However, to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen 24/7 , you will need a back-up source of oxygen in case of a power failure or machine malfunction.
ØIf you enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle, consider using a portable oxygen concentrator which enables you to have many hours of oxygen with one single charge.
ØYou may require oxygen therapy round the clock or just occasionally. Seek a doctor’s advice to determine your usage of supplemental oxygen.
ØThe most important component of oxygen concentrators is the zeolite that concentrates oxygen. Zeolite absorbs moisture and becomes inactive over time. Do take note that humidity is high in Singapore. To maximise the product lifespan of an oxygen concentrator, always place it in a dry environment.
ØTo ensure proper functioning of an oxygen concentrator, it is advisable to send the device for regular, usually yearly, maintenance.
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