Tips to Care for Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC’s) were created to provide the user with the ease of not only a small compact device, but one that is easily serviceable, too.
For patients and providers, servicing POC’s is extremely simple. An important tip to remember when taking care of your concentrator is to keep the inlet filters on the outside clean and free of dirt, debris, and animal dander. A clean filter allows full airflow to the unit.
Keeping your filter clean for reusable filters is done by simply removing the filters from the outside of the concentrator, rinsing them out with dish soap and warm water, and allowing them to dry before placing them back on the unit. Disposable filters just simply need to be replace.
We recommend you clean your filter at least once a week or more frequently if necessary.
It is important to keep the body of your portable oxygen concentrator clean. Wiping the exterior of the unit down every now and then will help increase the life of your concentrator. Keeping your concentrator inside its protective carrying case can also help keep the unit safe from excess wear and tear.
Serviceability of your POC
The two biggest issues people tend to have with portable oxygen concentrators are maintaining the sieve beds and batteries. Most POC’s have user replaceable sieve beds and batteries that are easy to replace in the field. This allows consumers to service the sieve beds and batteries without having to send the unit back to the manufacturer.
As a patient, the ability to have your provider service your POC saves you from having to give up your unit for weeks at a time and saves you from the cost of shipping that unit to the manufacturer.
If you want to experience the freedom that a POC can provide you with, whether it’s having a truly portable oxygen concentrator or easily serviceable, low maintenance we can help.