There are two main types of supplemental oxygen, also called “modalities:” gaseous and liquid. These systems work differently and there are pros and cons with each system.
In the past, many oxygen users were set up with an oxygen concentrator (for bedside use for those facilities that do not have “piped in” oxygen) and an “E” tank (for portability). One problem with this arrangement was that a patient has to pull a tank on a cart when mobile.
There are small light weight oxygen tanks that lend to more portability. These tanks can be easily carried in a shoulder case. The length of time these smaller tanks last varies on your liter flow, conserver used and the pressure with which the tanks are filled.
The other modality is liquid oxygen, a popular option with high liter flow users. In this system the oxygen is stored in liquid form in a reservoir which must be filled on a regular basis. This reservoir is used to fill smaller portable containers. These smaller oxygen containers offer longer use times even at high liter flows. The other advantage of this system is that it does not depend on electricity like a concentrator.
Regardless of the type of oxygen system (gas or liquid) O2Safe Solutions can provide the service to support each one. When a facility engages O2Safe Solutions for the provision of oxygen supply we will review a facilities current oxygen program, evaluate it’s cost effectiveness and if needed provide a cost effective solution going forward.