Oxygen

In the United States alone, an estimated 1.5 million people rely on supplemental oxygen in their daily lives, and HME businesses are ideally positioned to meet this need. There are, generally, two ways for HME providers to do this, either through a tank-delivery system or providing portable oxygen devices.

Product trends suggest a higher patient demand for portable oxygen devices (POC). POCs give patients the freedom to live a more active lifestyle, independent from the home and healthcare facilities, which ultimately helps to improve patients’ overall well-being. Suppliers continue to find ways to increase portability by boosting battery life, expanding the possibilities for connectivity between devices and smartphones and reducing device weight without losing tank capacity.

Tank delivery still has a place in the market, but providers who only deal in the tank-delivery business might be missing out on an opportunity to expand sales and tap into a new customer base. Whether you are a POC business or tank-delivery business looking to expand or transition into a new model, it is important to keep up-to-date on the wide-range of POCs available and what each has to offer customers in the way of portability. Here is a selection of POC devices and accessories currently on the market:


Encore Healthcare

Nexus Home Silver

Nexus Home Silver

New Patient Management Software for NIV/Oxygen Patients

Encore’s new software, Nexus Home Silver, is an application that fuses software-based ventilation and oxygen therapy equipment set up/maintenance protocol with its nationally recognized clinical risk assessments and plan of care protocols. The web-based application can be used on a smartphone, tablet, or PC, where the platform guides respiratory therapists through a comprehensive ventilator and/or oxygen therapy protocol, enabling providers to document in the Nexus database initial set up, home safety, and vent check visits.

  • (877) 853-2931

O2 Concepts

Oxlife Independence

Oxlife Independence

Utilized to be used 24/7

  • The Oxlife Independence is the first POC designed to be utilized 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The single solution provides the best therapy options while still helping providers improve their bottom line.
  • Providers now have the incredible capability to monitor have their devices are being used. The monitor function can be used to observe oxygen use to combat patient re-admissions.
  • Reduce equipment needs by matching patients with the most appropriate mode of oxygen therapy while sending automated alerts for device and patient issues.
  • (877) 867-4008

CAIRE Inc.

Eclipse 5

Eclipse 5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

24/7 solution for patients

  • Provides an all-in-one, 24/7 solution for patients requiring higher flow oxygen at home or on the road.
  • Offers continuous flow oxygen up to 3 LPM and pulse dose settings available up to 192 mL bolus size.
  • Offers advanced pulse delivery features including autoSAT technology, which allows for customizable pulse dose with adjustable bolus rise time and trigger sensitivity.
  • (800) 874-0202

Applied Home Healthcare Equipment LLC

OxyGo FIT

OxyGo FIT

POC Provides O2 From the Hip

  • The three-setting Intelligent Pulse dose OxyGo FIT is small enough and quiet enough to be worn on a patient’s hip.
  • Weighs in at 2.8 lbs. with a single battery, and provides up to a five-hour battery life with a double battery.
  • For the provider, POCs mean fewer deliveries, as well as no HazMat licenses, DOT training, or vehicle placarding.
  • (440) 788-4101

UPODS LLC

Uni-flo2

Uni-flo2

Single-prong cannula designed to be comfortable

The Uni-flo2 cannula system represents a complete redesign of the nasal cannula. It is the first cannula designed with the patient in mind. It optimizes human use by being safe, secure, tender and unseen. It is more comfortable to wear and use than dual-pronged cannulas and also offers more efficient oxygen delivery so it might even reduce your oxygen bill over time. The Uni-flo2 reduces the amount of plastic that touches skin, thereby potentially reducing skin irritation by as much as fifty percent, works perfectly for oxygen delivery and requires no change in current clinical practice and has a unique, patented, nasal cavity component that enables ease of use and a soft touch connection within the nasal cavity.

  • (404) 644-2738

Cryogenic Solutions

O2Go and AirGo

O2Go and AirGo

All-in-one valves ensure greatest performance

The O2Go and AirGo (all-in-one) valves are compact and lightweight. They are built out of lightweight anodized aluminum to ISO-9001:2015, CGA & FDA guidelines and regulations. These guidelines ensure the units perform at the highest standard possible with the most reliability. All units are tested before they leave the factory. O2Go and AirGo include features such as easy to read “precise” flows, built-in rupture disc, 50 PSI DISS port, CGA540 FILL/VACUUM port and a compact composite body.


    GCE Group

    Zen-O lite

    Zen-O lite

    Oxygen solution that lightweight and portable

    The NEW GCE Zen-O lite is your ideal lightweight, portable oxygen solution. Weighing only 5.5 lbs., the Zen-O lite produces 1050ml of oxygen per minute and provides Pulse oxygen settings of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0. Zen-O lite’s Pulse oxygen delivery is rate responsive and maintains the oxygen bolus size as the patient’s breath rate increases. Zen-O lite provides a low total cost of ownership with field replaceable sieve beds and easy serviceability.

    • (888) 659-2102

    Sunset Healthcare Solutions

    Firesafe Cannula Valve and Nozzle

    Firesafe Cannula Valve and Nozzle

    Reduce risk of oxygen-aided fires

    Help improve patient safety by reducing the risk of oxygen-aided fires with the Firesafe Cannula Valve and Nozzle. The products work to automatically stop the flow of oxygen in the event that the downstream oxygen tubing is ignited. The unit can be installed in seconds and offers a cost-effective solution to lower the risk of serious patient injury no matter what method of oxygen delivery they use.

    • (877) 578-6738

    Responsive Respiratory Inc.

    Tote ‘N Go

    Tote ‘N Go

    Heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard tote designed for durability

    The Tote ‘N Go TM carriers are an economical way to transport cylinders from the warehouse to the patient’s home. The heavy-duty, moisture-resistant cardboard totes were re-engineered for greater durability and simplified set-up. Responsive Respiratory offers the Tote ‘N Go TM cardboard cylinder carrier in three sizes to accommodate all delivery and transportation needs: M6 tote (6 cylinder capacity), M9/D tote (4 cylinder capacity), and D/E tote (4 cylinder capacity). The heavyduty cardboard carriers complement Responsive Respiratory’s full line of oxygen delivery, storage, and transport solutions. All products are stocked and ready for immediate shipment from the central US warehouse.

    • (866) 333-4030

    3B Medical Inc

    Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

    Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

    3B Medical Debuts Second Generation Cirrus 5

    3B Medical Inc. has unveiled the second generation design of the Cirrus 5 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator. The new Cirrus 5 features a new and improved carrying handle; an oxygen outlet port that has been upgraded from plastic to stainless steel; the addition of power cord retention features that remove possibility of accidental power disconnect; and a new, lighter color that incorporates fingerprint resistant finish.

    • (863) 226-6285

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