Pulse Dose Oxygen Conserving Device
Oxygen Conserving Devices control the flow of oxygen from an oxygen cylinder or tank to the patient. This oxygen tank accessory regulates oxygen pressure to manage pulse flow oxygen for individuals requiring supplemental support. An oxygen cylinder provides portability to meet the patient's oxygen needs while away from home. By adding the oxygen conserving device, the patient receives a precisely metered flow of oxygen that meets their needs. This requires less oxygen than continuous flow and that efficiency translates to fewer tank refills and longer durations and trips away from home.
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The Benefits of Using a Pulse Dose Oxygen Conserving Device
This sophisticated pulse dose technology is built into the oxygen conservers to detect the individual's breathing rate and deliver a pulse dose or bolus of oxygen at the beginning of the inhalation. It will provide the burst of oxygen needed to breathe easier when increasing physical activity. Continuous flow setting naturally wastes oxygen when the patient isn't inhaling and therefore this conserving device will automatically reduce tank refills. How long the oxygen tank will last is different for everyone since it's based on the patient's breathing rate and prescribed LPM. Another benefit is a pulse dose of oxygen may be more comfortable than a continuous flow since the constant stream of oxygen can have a drying effect on the nasal cavity.
Who Is a Candidate for Pulse Dose Using an O2 Oxygen Conserver?
Every patient must seek advice from their doctor. The prescribed liters of oxygen per minute (LPM) will determine oxygenation needs and if a pulse dose delivery will work.
Features To Consider When Selecting the Best Oxygen Conserver Regulator for Your Needs
Uniform-Pulse or Demand-Pulse
The portable oxygen conserving device offers either Demand or Uniform Pulse. Demand delivers oxygen as soon as it detects the breath whereas Uniform-Pulse delivers the pre-set oxygen amount with every inhalation.
- Evolution Motion Electronic Oxygen Conserver offers Uniform-Pulse to customize the oxygen output from 14 to 40 breaths per minute. There two uniform settings which are rest or active as oxygen needs change with activity.
- SmartDose Mini Electronic Oxygen Conserver offers Demand-Pulse. It is intuitive and senses the breathing patterns to match the dose needed.
The Number of Flow Settings
Make sure to choose an oxygen conserver that meets the desired flow settings prescribed by the physician. Most conservers provide up to 5 LPM with options up to 7 LPM.
- Drive Evolution Electronic Oxygen Conserver offers higher LPM with settings 1 to 7 LPM to support higher liter flow options while providing excellent oxygen conserving capability.
Pneumatic vs. Electronic Oxygen Conserver Device
A pneumatic device uses gas pressure and therefore it doesn't need a battery power source and requires less maintenance. Electronic versions do require batteries that need to be changed out as needed, but they offer some advantages, such as light signals to indicate when they're in operation and a flashing light or alarm if they don't detect a breath.
- Evolution Motion Electronic Oxygen Conserver is powered on two AA batteries and has a two-year battery life based on using the device four hours per day.
- Bonsai Velocity Pneumatic Oxygen Conserver has more liter flow at up to 6 LPM with two preset continuous flow settings.
Audible Pulse Sound
When the oxygen is delivered, some devices give out an audible puff sound with every pulse dose. This can be annoying for some respiratory therapy patients while others like the audible indication that assures them the pulse dose mode is active and working properly.
- Integrated Bonsai Velocity Pneumatic Oxygen Conserver is the conserver of choice when wanting ultra-quiet operation and no sound detection with each bolus output.
- HomeFill Oxygen Cylinder Refill conveniently refills oxygen cylinders from home.
- HomeFill Post Valve Cylinders are lightweight cylinders for ease of portability. The cylinders are designed to refill using the Homefill Refill Unit.
- Teleflex Oxygen Conserver Nasal Cannula is compatible with regulators and optimizes oxygen saturation by synchronizing breathing with the oxygen conserver regulator.