You may be required to clean one of the filters of your concentrator on a weekly basis. Sleep Solutions Home Medical will show you how to perform this task.
The machine has a small “port” to which the patient attaches a “nasal cannula” or oxygen tubing. The oxygen flows from the machine to the patient at the prescribed liter flow. It is important that the patient not tamper with the prescribed flow rate because increasing the flow rate could actually be harmful to the patient. (Some patient’s condition can actually be made much worse by increasing the flow rate.)
Since the air coming out of the oxygen concentrator is the same temperature as room air, some patients feel that it is not as effective as oxygen coming out of the a tank. Rest assured that the effectiveness is virtually the same. In some cases a humidifier bottle is placed on the oxygen concentrator to help with humidification of the air. Sometimes this helps with the comfort level of the patient.
Often, people that use oxygen concentrators will need service on the device. During these service visits, we will ensure that your oxygen concentrator is working to the best of its ability.