Using Oxygen Safely
If you have a lung problem such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, you might have low oxygen levels. If so, you may need extra oxygen, or oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy is given using special equipment (stationary oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen concentrators, and oxygen tanks). This slide show tells you about using oxygen safely, including keeping a backup source of oxygen in case of emergency, travel tips, fire prevention tips, safe storage, and more. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your oxygen therapy prescription and using your oxygen equipment.