Oxygen is in the air we breathe and is necessary to live. When we breathe in, oxygen enters the lungs and it goes into the blood. When the lungs cannot receive enough oxygen into the blood, oxygen therapy may be optimal. Oxygen therapy is used to assure that there is enough oxygen in the blood to provide for the needs of the human body.
Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen as a therapeutic modality. This treatment benefits the patient by increasing the supply of oxygen to the lungs and thereby increasing the availability of oxygen to the body tissues. Appropriate levels of oxygen are vital to support cell respiration. This refers to the administration of oxygen as ongoing therapy, either continuously or intermittently.
CONTINUSOUS FLOW STATIONARY OXYGEN SYSTEMS CONCENTRATORS - 0-5 LITER SYSTEMS - 0-10 LITER SYSTEMS PORTABLE CONTINUOUS FLOW OXYGEN SYSTEMS - COMPRESSED OXYGEN TANKS WITH REGULATORS PORTABLE CONSERVER BASED OXYGEN SYSTEMS (CONSERVERS TRIGGER THE UNIT BY TAKING A BREATH) - COMPRESSED OXYGEN TANKS WITH CONSERVING REGULATORS - PORTABLE OXYGEN CONSERVING CONCENTRATORS - COMPRESSED OXYGEN TANKS WITH REGULATORS - Small over the shoulder carrying concentrators have 1 to 4 hour battery life. - Small cart type portable concentrators have 2 to 8 hour battery life.
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