In-home Oxygen4:06 pm
An in-home concentrator or home medical oxygen device is a machine that converts regular room air to purified oxygen for medical home use. EasyOxygen offers innovative oxygen devices that are compact, quiet and affordable. Choose among our best-selling concentrators for 2018!.
We highly recommend Everflo since it’s one of the favourites. “The Everflo by Philips is the latest in oxygen technology. Noisy intrusive oxygen concentrators are now a thing of the past! Up to 5LPM Capacity”
Everflo Home Oxygen Concentrator
The smaller, lighter EverFlo oxygen concentrator from Philips Respironics is making a big impression on providers and patients. Its sleek, ergonomic design makes the EverFlo easier to store, move, and carry than conventional concentrators – and it is one of the quietest and most energy efficient devices available today. With no filter for patients to maintain, a durable metal oxygen outlet, and fewer moving parts than other concentrators, the EverFlo is designed to deliver consistent, trouble-free operation.
- Weight: 14kg
- Output: 0.5-5LPM Continuous
- Sleep Compatibility: Yes
- Warranty: 3 Years includes processor
Ultrafill Oxygen Cylinder
The UltraFill is a home oxygen system that combines a stationary oxygen concentrator, filling station, and high-capacity 3,000 PSI cylinders to meet the needs of a wide range of oxygen patients, including those who are highly active or require continuous flow oxygen. Also suited to emergency service support services, where cylinders can be filled in advance and supply pulse oxygen up to 37 hours at 2 LPM or 8 hours on 2 LPM continuous flow.
The UltraFill Home Oxygen System is a great financial investment for a residential facility or homecare provider. The ability to use the in-home concentrator and at the same time capture the surplus oxygen and store it in a cylinder under pressure, allows the service provider to provide a portable oxygen alternative to residents if they wish to go out for the day. The lightest cylinder at 1.45kg will provide about 8 1/2 hours at 2LPM pulse flow and just under 2 hours at 2LPM continuous flow. A larger cylinder weighing 2.27kg will provide 13 hours pulse and just under 3 hours continuous at 2 LPM.
The Ultrafill allows you to save money by using existing inventory and lowering operating costs and at the same time offer your residents an additional service!
- Weight: 20.4 kgs
- Output: Cylinder sizes vary Pulse: 8 – 37hrs
Continuous: 2 – 8hrs
- Sleep Compatibility: Yes
Airsep Intensity 10 Home Oxygen Machine
NewLife Intensity 10 combines high pressure with high flow to create the premium 10 LPM oxygen concentrator. It is uniquely designed to meet oxygen patient’s high flow needs while providing the essential outlet pressure to drive special respiratory accessories, including large-volume jet nebulisers, venti-masks, and medication nebulisers. The high pressure from the concentrator also easily powers long oxygen tubing runs.
- Weight: 26.3kg
- Output: 1 – 5LPM x 2 1 – 10LPM x 1
- Sleep: Compatibility: Yes
- Warranty: 3 Years Includes compressor
Home Concentrator and how to install and do troubleshooting when necessary.
Today, I would like to take the moment just to show you how to transition from your oxygen concentrator to your emergency backup cylinder. First, we will start with troubleshooting your home concentrator. When the home oxygen concentrator is working normally, you will see a green light located on the front of the unit. If there is a problem with your unit, then you will have either a yellow light or a red light and an audible alarm.
In this article/video we demo Everflo home oxygen concentrator by Philips.
When you are troubleshooting the home concentrator, the first thing that we need to do is decide whether or not it is the machine that is causing the problem or if it is the plastic supplies. We are going to start at the wall outlet and trace our way from the wall all the way to the oxygen patient.
So, let’s start at the wall. First, we are going to make sure that the home oxygen concentrator is plugged in to the outlet. We next then want to come to the unit and make sure that the unit is turned on. Third, we want to check that the flow is set to your prescribed flow rate. In this case, it is at 3 L/min. Once we have checked the concentrator and determined there is no problem, we then want to start checking the plastic supplies.
We are going to start again at the machine and work our way to the patient. First, let’s check to make sure that it is connected to the unit. Once we know it is secured, we are going to trace our way along the entire length of the tubing. When you are pulling the tubing through your hand, simply look for kinks or cloudy areas in the tubing; maybe it is cut under a door casing or in your lift chair. And again, we are just going to continue until we come to the connection. When we get to the connection, we want to make sure that that is also secured.
Once we have checked the connection, we are going to continue along the length of the tubing until we come to the
nasal cannula. When you get to the nasal cannula, we are going to take a glass of water and simply check to make sure that the flow is coming through the concentrator. Dip the nasals into the glass of water. When the oxygen concentrator is functioning normally, you will have bubbles in the glass of water like we do today. If there are no bubbles in the glass of water, then we are going to trace our way back to the oxygen machine. When we come to the connection, we are going to pull it apart and place the tubing in the water.
If there are bubbles from the tubing but not from the nasals, then we know that is the problem. For our video today, we are simply going to pretend that the home concentrator is not working right. In this case, there will be an audible alarm (beeping sound). Once you determine there is a problem with the concentrator, we want to change the patient to the emergency backup tank. To do that, the steps are quite simple. First, we are going to open the cylinder. Simply turn the knob on the top with the few turns of your hand counterclockwise. When the cylinder is open, the needle will show how much is in the tank. Remember, 2000 is a full tank of oxygen. Once we have determined the quantity of oxygen in the cylinder, we simply want to turn the regulator to the patient’s prescribed flow; again, in this case, 3 L/min.
We will disconnect the tubing from the concentrator and we will plug it in to the emergency backup. The patient can now place the nasals on and continue. Once she is connected to the emergency backup tank, we need your oxygen concentrator supplier as to the nature of your problem whether that is a machine failure or power outage. In the event of a power outage, we would also ask that you contact your power supplier to try to determine how long your power will be out.
Make sure to provide the duration of power outage as well as how much oxygen is in your cylinder. It is really important to know that you are on your backup. It helps triage where we need to go in the event of a widespread power outage.
When the power comes back on, we will show you what to do to turn your oxygen cylinder off. We are going to do steps in the same order that we did when we turn the unit on. Start with the cylinder and close the cylinder valve. We are going to turn it clockwise until it is tight. You then want to watch the needle until it falls to the red section. Once it hit the red section, we are then going to turn the flow back to off or zero. You can disconnect your tubing and reconnect to your oxygen concentrator.