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Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Therapy

Clinical studies have shown that Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) can improve the patient’s quality of life and survival rates, and reduce depression and hospitalization.

Increased quality of life and survival rates

  1. Continuous or Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy in Hypoxemic Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease: A Clinical Trial in Annals of Internal Medicine, 1980; 93(3): 391 – 398.
  2. Report from the Medical Research Council Working Party. Long Term Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy In Chronic Hypoxic Cor Pulmonale Complicating Chronic Bronchitis And Emphysemain The Lancet, Volume 317, No. 8222, 681 – 686, March 198.

Reduced depression

  1. Petty T, Supportive Therapy in COPD in Chest, 1998; 113(4_supplement); 256S-262S.
  2. Cottrell J, et al. Home Oxygen Therapy : A Comparison of 2- vs. 6-Month Patient Reevaluation in Chest, 1995;107 (2):358-361.

Reduced hospitalization

  1. Ringbaek TJ, et al. Does long-term oxygen therapy reduce hospitalisaation in hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? in European Respiratory Journal, 2002; 20:1, 38–42.

VitalAire’s oxygen therapy services can help prolong and improve your patient's quality of life.

Description of our services at home :

  1. During the first visit : -

    * Check the environment installation conditions.
    * Delivery of the oxygen concentrator with its standard accessories at home.
    * Start-up & information about the oxygen , and the utilization of oxygen concentrator.
    * Oxygen concentrator setup with doctor prescription.
    * pulses oximeter records.
    * Documents to give to the patient concerning the COPD diseases, the oxygen therapy treatments & the oxygen concentrator.
    * 6 minutes walk test if prescribed by doctor.
     
  2. One visit each 3 months : -

    These regular visits are our warranty

    The home care advisor will visit the patients regularly at home in order to monitor their oxygen usage , educate the patient on their condition , gives support to the patient and family during these visits all equipment utilized by the patient will be checked.

    * follow-up of the devices maintenance.
    * follow-up of the oxygen therapy treatment.
    * reporting to the doctors.

  3. Emergency interventions : -

    * vitalaire will provide a 24hr ,7 days week.

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