Expert Video - How do patients get started on oxygen therapy? What is the process?

Do you need oxygen? Do you have a pulse oximeter to check your oxygen saturation during activity or while resting? Testing is the first step in learning if oxygen therapy could help you. Susan Jacobs, RN, MSN, FAAN, explains the 6-minute walk test, what oxygen level qualifies you to receive supplemental oxygen, and what exercise oximetry is. She discusses the differences between portable oxygen tanks and concentrators, how your durable medical equipment company and insurance company work together to provide equipment, and more. She also tells you how to check if you are getting enough oxygen and when you may need further testing.

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