Expert Video - What should people know about their oxygen prescription?
Dr. Jerry Krishnan of the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about the three key topics to discuss with your doctor when you have a prescription for supplemental oxygen: when will you need to use oxygen, how much oxygen will you need, and what equipment will you need? Learn terms for different oxygen delivery systems such as continuous flow and on-demandoxygen therapy, portable versus stationaryoxygen concentrators, and when an oxygen tank might be right for you.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Gawlicki Family Foundation
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