Bringing a child home on oxygen can be a scary or stressful event, so we've created this little reminder page to help you remember anything you forgot between the hospital to home. First things first, gather everything you need. Tank, regulator, key, and tubing and/or cannula. Attach the regulator to the top of the tank … Continue reading Oxygen Tank Refresh
When the physician is trying to decide if your child is ready to stop using their oxygen, they may order an overnight oximetry study to see if there are any desaturations requiring oxygen during sleep. This study can be done on the monitor you currently use and the memory can be downloaded in our office … Continue reading Overnight Oximetry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, more commonly referred to as BPD, is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children. BPD typically affects premature infants with low birth weights. This patient group will have under developed lungs. Some babies who encounter respiratory distress shortly after birth may also be at risk. White males seem to be … Continue reading What is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?
Vacation time is usually a time of preparation, packing, planning, and “what-iffing”. You have to be sure that you have everything packed that you may need to wear or use. You have to be certain that your travel route is planned and coordinated. You make sure that your schedule is set, so that you know … Continue reading Traveling/Vacationing With Medical Equipment
Fun fact, all of that equipment you've been getting nice and acquainted with in the hospital is a little different for home. Most of the equipment operates the same, but looks and sounds entirely different. Don't you just love change? So let's take a look at all of the different types of respiratory equipment your … Continue reading Respiratory Home Equipment
Simply Go Portable Concentrator Do not use more than 30 ft of oxygen tubingBattery takes 4 hours to fully chargeBattery Life varies depending on oxygen flow being used.Only remove the batteries when the machine is turned off. Alarms and What They Mean Low Oxygen Concentration – you will see 02 displayed under the mode symbol, this … Continue reading Simply Go Portable Concentrator Cheat Sheet
Do not go near open flames. Keep oxygen and equipment at least 10 feet away from open flames or extreme heat.Do not use oil or petroleum-based products while using oxygen. If your child's nose is getting dried out or irritated, use a water based lubricant. Do not store oxygen cylinders in the garage, bring them … Continue reading Home Safety Guidelines for Oxygen