Home Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen therapy is usually delivered as a gas via an oxygen source such as an oxygen concentrator, cylinder, liquid reservoir or portable oxygen concentrator (POC). The oxygen is usually breathed through a nasal cannula. A nasal cannula is a two-pronged device inserted in the nostrils and is connected to the oxygen source.
Once your physician has determined that you should receive oxygen therapy, you will be tested to find the right amount of oxygen for your needs. Oxygen therapy is usually prescribed in Liters Per Minute (LPM) and helps to increase the level of oxygen in the blood.
Helios : Liquid Oxygen
Liquid oxygen is an efficient way to supply oxygen to people who require high portability.
Liquid oxygen is oxygen under pressure. Once it reaches room air it changes into a gas. Sleep Solutions or your physician can evaluate you for liquid oxygen usage. The patient is required to refill a portable device to take with them away from the home. Refilling these devices are part of the SSI education that your respiratory clinician would speak with you about when evaluating you for liquid oxygen use.
Liquid oxygen requires monthly refills of your reservoir. This is coordinated with the Delivery Team.