Traveling for oxygen patients can seem impossible or daunting. However, with portable oxygen concentrators, taking a vacation or enjoying a new adventure is incredibly feasible. This article offers tips for oxygen patients who are looking to travel via airplane. We hope that patients can utilize this article to create a check list so that their next flight is as hassle free as possible.
Holiday travel can be hectic. Here at Oxygen Butler we want to help you spend more time doing the things you love and less time dealing with the obstacles of traveling with oxygen. This week we gathered advice from Jack Bluni, our Oxygen Butler Rental Specialist, to help you get where you’re going as smooth as possible.
1. What do customers need to prepare ahead of time in order to fly with an oxygen concentrator?
Jack: There are a lot of things to consider when flying with oxygen. What airline are you flying? How long is the flight time? Are you on a pulse setting or continuous flow? Lastly, what is most important to you in a POC; size and weight or cost? If you have answers for all of these questions it will help tremendously when renting a unit. Once you have your concentrator and you are boarding the plane make sure that you have your prescription on hand as well as the Physician Consent form, specific to the airline you are flying, to help prevent any issues.
This week we wanted to take some time to spotlight the Inogen One G3 from the unique perspective of somebody that has worked with the Inogen family of products day in and day out. Alec Wilkie is our retail location oxygen specialist and has over 3 years experience in the Oxygen Therapy industry.
To start off, can you describe the ideal Inogen G3 customer?
Alec: Well the G3 is really for a wide variety of customers but ideally it’s for someone looking for a lightweight solution who is trying to maintain an active lifestyle. Longer battery life, up to 9.5 hours with the extended battery, along with the setting range of 1-5 helps the G3 cover people with a wide variety of oxygen needs.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (September 7, 2016) – To help the over 1.2 million Floridians who suffer from COPD, a Fort Lauderdale company named Oxygen Butler is bringing a new approach to an increasingly common product, the portable oxygen concentrator.
There are nearly 340,000 people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties alone that have COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, who can benefit from advances in portable oxygen concentrator technology and who now have easier access to these devices through Oxygen Butler’s new high-service location in Fort Lauderdale.
If you’re researching oxygen therapy, it’s likely you already have an oxygen solution that’s been provided for you by Medicare, Medicaid, or your insurance provider. Many patients who are on oxygen start out with solutions that have been “provided” for them but don’t fully understand the wide range of advanced oxygen solutions available to them.
Well, sit down and relax for a moment. At Oxygen Butler, we know how confusing this can be so we’ve complied an easy guide to help you understand the latest technologies available in oxygen therapy and how they relate to providers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and supplemental insurance.
Keeping your oxygen concentrator in top working condition not only ensures effective and safe oxygen delivery but it may also extend the lifespan of your unit. Cleaning and maintaining your portable oxygen concentrator is an important step in owning and caring for your unit. By following a few simple steps and guidelines you can easily keep your concentrator in pristine, “like-new” condition!