The stationary oxygen concentrator is a device that provides high-purity oxygen to the patient.
The machine operates on electricity, removing nitrogen from the atmospheric air and providing pure oxygen to the patient either through an oxygen mask or through a nasal cannula (oxygen nozzles).
It is a safe way to administer medical oxygen at home throughout the day, even 24 hours if needed.
As long as the machine is on and operating, it provides medical oxygen after first adjusting the corresponding flow as indicated by the doctor. With the use of a nasal cannula and in combination with an extension tube of up to 15m, the patient is provided with freedom of movement within his home as well as the possibility of being in a different area from the concentrator.
Types of Oxygen Concentrators
There are different types of oxygen concentrators, depending on the maximum flow of medical oxygen they can deliver to the patient or their size. The most common oxygen concentrators provide up to 5 liters of oxygen per minute but there are also concentrators available that can reach up to 10 liters per minute.
The new technology devices are quiet and relatively more durable compared to those of the older generation. Now, there are many brands of concentrators with small differences between them (weight, noise, size). Philips Respironics Everflo is considered the leader in the 5-liter oxygen concentrator category, American-made and famous for its durability and light construction.
Accordingly, there are portable oxygen concentrators, small in size and weight that are ideal for using oxygen therapy outdoors.