Home Oxygen Therapy
What is Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen therapy is a treatment used to increase the amount of oxygen available to our lungs and delivered to our tissues through our bloodstream. Some diseases or conditions such as COPD, cystic fibrosis or heart failure can prevent you from obtaining a sufficient amount of oxygen, which can have serious implications on our body.
Oxygen Therapy May Help:
- Decrease Shortness of Breath & Fatigue
- Increase Survival & Prolong Life in Patients with COPD
- Reduce COPD Complications & Symptoms
- Improves Quality of Life, Sleep & Mood
- Increases Exercise Tolerance
- Increases Safety in Air Travel
- Improves Social & Sex Life
What Can You Expect from RHS?
Quality, Patient-Focused Care.
One of our Registered Respiratory Therapists will visit your home to set up your home oxygen system as prescribed by your physician after completing a test such as an arterial blood gas or pulse oximetry.
Our Registered Respiratory Therapists provide industry-leading patient education on topics such as how to properly use the equipment in your home, safety measures to follow when using oxygen and the benefits of home oxygen therapy.
24/7 Oxygen Patient Therapy Support
RHS provides on-going patient support. In the event your oxygen equipment malfunctions, you can contact one of our Registered Respiratory Therapist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you experience difficulty breathing, please call your physician or 911 immediately.
Exceeding the expectations of all of our patients is a value that every RHS employee takes very seriously and is why we pride ourselves in offering industry leading care and customer service. We pride ourselves in exceeding expectations and recognizing the importance of providing customized treatment programs that meet the diverse needs of our patients.
New to Oxygen?
After your doctor prescribes oxygen and you decide on which source you will use, there are a few things to know about using oxygen at home. If you’ve just been given a prescription for oxygen therapy, you may have a lot of questions. You might feel anxious or scared, and unsure of the next step. At RHS we have Registered Respiratory Therapists who will come to your home, and guide you through the whole process. We pride ourselves in recognizing the importance of providing customized treatment programs that meet the diverse needs of our patients.
Oxygen Therapy Equipment
One of our Respiratory Therapists will come to your home and set you up with equipment that will deliver oxygen therapy as prescribed by your physician. You will be set up with a concentrator which is a machine that can be plugged into the wall, and will deliver oxygen at a set flow. A long, small hose connected to the concentrator will be attached to nasal cannula. Oxygen will flow through your nose, into your airway and down into your lungs. When you are leaving your house, you will use an oxygen cylinder or a portable oxygen concentrator, with a regulator that will deliver the prescribed oxygen flow in the same manner as your home concentrator.
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