Oxygen concentrators include the main machine, which takes in the air and compresses it and on this machine are a number of controls. These controls will allow the user or a caretaker to turn the machine on and off. They can also adjust the oxygen flow and the concentration. Most of the interfaces are very easy to use and understand.
How oxygen concentrators work
The oxygen concentrator will take in air from outside of the machine and then compress it. The cooling mechanism located in the machine will keep the air cool and stop the device from overheating. It then removes the nitrogen from the air, and is able to deliver the oxygen to the patient through a mask or a nasal cannula. The devices for use in the home are relatively simple to use. You can simply plug them in and adjust them to provide the right flow and delivery rate. The home versions tend to be relatively heavy, so they are not easy to move. Since they require a plug to work, they are not easily mobile.
About oxygen concentrators
An oxygen concentrator is a type of medical device that helps to deliver additional oxygen to those who may require it. For example, a patient that has a condition that causes low O2 levels in the blood can benefit from this type of device.
Oxygen Concentrator Applications
Patients may find that they need to have one of these devices in their home to help them breathe and stay healthy. Some of the applications include: