Oxygen Therapy Resources
Oxygen therapy comes in many forms. People requiring medical oxygen can use home oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen concentrators, or oxygen tanks. Tanks contain a finite amount of oxygen that they deliver, and will eventually run out and need to be replaced or re-filled. Concentrators take-in air from the environment, so they will never run out of oxygen, but batteries make the delivery process possible, and thus must be charged or replaced regularly. Finding the right fit depends on your requirements and intended use.
Home oxygen concentrators are suitable for stationary use, in or around the home. Oxygen tanks allow for movement, but can be cumbersome and heavy. Portable oxygen concentrators, as their name suggests, are suitable for on-the-go use. Most portable oxygen concentrators can be brought along on commercial travel, but this will vary based on the model of concentrator and travel arrangements / company. This section is intended to explain the difference between these forms of oxygen therapy. Keep in mind, oxygen therapy devices are normally obtained via a prescription from a clinical specialist.