Animation - Using Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator

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. This animation tells you about using a portable oxygen concentrator. A portable oxygen concentrator is small and usually light enough to carry. It can help provide you with extra oxygen (oxygen therapy) while you are outside of the house. It is powered by a battery so it can be used while away by plugging into power outlets. Watch to learn how portable oxygen concentrators work, their parts, travel tips, and how to use them effectively and safely. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your oxygen therapy prescription and using your oxygen equipment.

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