Respiratory Care & Oxygen Management
About Respiratory Care & Oxygen Management
What to Know About Respiratory Care and Oxygen Management
Oxygen management and respiratory care are often required for those with pulmonary disorders, including COPD, bronchitis, and pneumonia. They may also be necessary for individuals who have had a heart attack, are in congestive heart failure, or have respiratory distress syndrome. In some cases, respiratory care may be required on a short-term basis, while in others it may be needed on a long-term basis. In all cases, however, respiratory care and oxygen management can help patients breathe easier and improve their quality of life.
For products that help keep the airways clear and free from obstruction, choose from our selection of air purifiers, humidifiers, and nebulizers. You will also find asthma accessories, CPAP supplies, oximeters, and oxygen monitors to help meet your respiratory needs.
What does an air humidifier do?
The most common use for an air humidifier is to improve indoor air quality. Air humidifiers add moisture to the air, which can help to reduce static electricity, dust mites, and mold spores in the home. Additionally, humidifiers can help to relieve symptoms of colds and allergies by keeping the air moist, which can help to prevent dryness in the nose and throat.
What exactly does a CPAP machine do?
A CPAP machine is a device that helps people with sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep. The machine delivers air through a mask that fits over the nose and mouth. The air pressure is set at a level that is just enough to keep the airway open.
What is a Respiratory Therapist?
A respiratory therapist (RT) is a healthcare professional who provides care and treatment to patients with breathing disorders. They work under the direction of a physician to assess, diagnose, and treat patients of all ages with cardiopulmonary disorders. They also provide education and support to patients and families to help them better understand and manage their condition.
How do you manage oxygen in your home?
Some tips for managing oxygen at home include:
- Keep track of your oxygen levels using a pulse oximeter.
- Make sure to keep your oxygen tanks full and use them as directed by your doctor.
- Avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Stay away from high altitudes.
- Avoid strenuous activity.
- Talk to your doctor about any changes in your oxygen needs.