Traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator

The Best Oxygen Concentrator for Travelers

As the weather gets warmer, you may be thinking about where your next travel excursion is going to be. You may be planning to visit your children or grandchildren, your travel may be related to business, or you may be thinking about taking some “me time” in a peaceful location. However, if you are an oxygen patient, you are always reminded that traveling can be cumbersome, especially if you are using an oxygen tank or liquid oxygen.

Investing in a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

If you know that you want occasional travel to be a part of your lifestyle, then the Portable Oxygen Concentrator may be the next best upgrade for you. Choosing a portable concentrator can have a lot of great benefits for those of us who like to stay active and adventure often. With its lightweight and compact design, this type of concentrator can be a life changer when it comes to your independence!

A few things to consider when choosing a concentrator:

•    Deciding when, where, and how you want to travel.
•    Speaking with your physician about your plans to ensure that you are healthy enough to travel.
•    Obtaining a copy of your oxygen prescription to keep with you during your trip.

Traveling with a concentrator

The best oxygen device for travelers is the portable oxygen concentrator (POC). These are the lightweight versions of the large, bulky devices you may use strictly for home use or in the hospital. The small version delivers concentrated oxygen to patients that need it. Your doctor will recommend using either the Pulse Dose or Continuous Flow oxygen concentrator.

If you depend on daily oxygen, think about the level of newfound freedom you will find when you decide to use a portable oxygen concentrator. Whether you want to take a weekend trip away, or simply run errands around town, this unique device that has many benefits.

How does the POC work?

Every oxygen concentrator works in similar ways, whether they are large or small. They all take air from the space around you and convert it into a saturated source of oxygen that helps the patient breathe. This, in turn, helps to increase the level of oxygen in the blood, providing immediate relief. The oxygen is delivered through a nasal tube and as the blood becomes more oxygenated, the less nitrogen is available.

What makes the portable oxygen concentrator so easy to use is that patients are able to either use a rechargeable battery or an AC/DC power source. That way, you don’t have to worry about buying bulky batteries that run out quickly. You can bring your POC just about anywhere you need to go. The machine also does not require the use of refills as the oxygen is taken from the air around you.

Get yours covered through insurance

If you are on oxygen therapy and have the desire to experience more freedom in your life through travel, then you should consider investing in your own portable oxygen concentrator.

Related: Does Medicare cover Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Aeroflow specializes in helping you get your brand new concentrator covered through your insurance and all you need to do is give us a bit of info to get started. This lightweight device can be taken just about anywhere as you travel for business or pleasure — get your POC today!

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