The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

2000 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

State of the Art in Ambulatory Oxygen Devices

Robert W. McCoy, BS RRT Valley Inspired Products, Savage, Minnesota

This will be a review of the devices used to provide ambulatory oxygen. The review will describe the differences between continuous flow systems and intermittent flow systems, with specific emphasis on the varying technologies used for intermittent flow devices. Topics covered will include:
* Review of the long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) market
* Clinical issues related to ambulatory oxygen
* Products used in LTOT
* Ambulatory oxygen systems
? LOX
? Cylinders
? Conserving devices
* Home fill systems
?Concentrator
? LOX
* Access to ambulatory oxygen systems
* Future devices
? New OCD
? Portable concentrator
? New packaging
* Summary and Conclusion

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