Oxygen Concentrator in Philadelphia & West Chester
An oxygen concentrator purifies surrounding air to deliver appropriate therapy
An oxygen concentrator takes in air and converts it to a near pure source of oxygen. Normal air contains about 21% oxygen. The air delivered by an oxygen concentrator can contain as much as 95% oxygen. Advanced Medical Homecare can help you find the right oxygen concentrator in Chester County, Exton, Montgomery County, Paoli, Philadelphia or West Chester. They can help you with stationery as well as portable concentrators.
Since an oxygen concentrator uses surrounding air, it does not require expensive oxygen tanks and you don’t have to worry about tank refills. An oxygen concentrators takes in surrounding air, compresses the air and removes the nitrogen from the compressed air. This leaves purified oxygen which is delivered to a patient via a nasal cannula.
Patients who suffer from low blood oxygen, sleep apnea or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are often prescribed oxygen therapy by a physician. Home oxygen concentrators are used in this type of oxygen therapy. Oxygen is delivers via a cannula and tubing. The length of the tubing can vary. Longer tubing offers greater mobility.
The traditional stationery oxygen concentrator takes up a lot of space, is heavy and limits your mobility. Portable concentrators can also deliver a significant amount of oxygen and some can even deliver up to 2L per minute on a continuous flow. A portable oxygen concentrator can be used at home and on the go. Most portable units only offer pulse or on demand dosage.
The Respironics SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator offers both continuous and pulse dose delivery. This is one of the few portable oxygen concentrators that deliver both continuous and pulse dose, and weighs only 10 pounds. The device is easy to use, comes with a carry case, a mobile cart and a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. Operating alarms allow to monitor performance.