FAQs of Oxygen Therapy
How do I select which oxygen therapy device is best for me?
What is the difference between pulse flow and continuous flow?
Continuous flow delivers oxygen continuously to the patient dosed and prescribed in liters per minute (LPM) by your doctor. It is typically used for at home and during sleep at a minimum. It is also used for portability for patients in disease states that will not allow them to tolerate pulse flow. CAIRE’s Companion 5™ stationary oxygen concentrator offers continuous flow settings for at home use. The Eclipse 5 portable oxygen concentrator offers continuous flow options for portability.
How do I know that I can use pulse flow for portable oxygen therapy?
Are oxygen therapy devices covered by government or private insurance?
Does Medicare cover oxygen therapy devices? U.S. residents only
Can I purchase an oxygen concentrator directly if it is not covered by insurance?
Where can I buy my portable oxygen concentrator or stationary device?
Do I need a prescription for an oxygen therapy device?
Can I travel with my oxygen concentrator on an airplane?
Yes. All CAIRE portable oxygen concentrators meet FAA guidelines which means you can carry on a commercial flight. Read our Travel Info Kit where you will find tips for traveling by air.
Can I travel with my oxygen concentrator in a motor vehicle?
Why is a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) better than a traditional oxygen cylinder?
Why should I select a CAIRE oxygen therapy product?
What is the difference between stationary and portable oxygen concentrators?
A stationary oxygen concentrator is designed to be your at home oxygen therapy device. Using tubing extensions attached to your nasal cannula, mask or other oxygen delivery accessory, you are able to move about doing regular activities. Stationary oxygen concentrators are also used at night for sleep. Stationary oxygen concentrators are larger in size (typically 30 pounds or more) and provide only continuous flow.
A portable oxygen concentrator is designed to help you take your oxygen anywhere. This device is wearable – with a shoulder strap, carrying bag or backpack – or is transportable on a wheeled cart for easy navigation.
CAIRE’s wearable portable oxygen concentrator featuring pulse dose settings includes the FreeStyle® Comfort®.
CAIRE’s portable oxygen concentrator offering both pulse doses and continuous flow settings includes the Eclipse 5®. This portable oxygen concentrator is convenient for everyday use and offers the user an all-in-one device which can be used as a portable and stationary oxygen concentrator depending upon your individual needs.
Click this link to learn more about CAIRE’s portfolio of oxygen therapy solutions.
Can I smoke while I’m using my oxygen concentrator?
What type of maintenance does my oxygen concentrator require?
How long will my portable oxygen concentrator battery last?
How do I know if I need supplemental oxygen?
How often do I use my oxygen?
Can I drive a car while using oxygen?
How do I care for my nasal cannula and tubing?
How do I know if it is working?
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