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Yes, the all of our Oxlife POCs are covered by Medicare and many private insurance plans and can typically be done at little to no additional cost. Contact us and one of our Customer Care agents can help assess your eligibility and match you with the right provider (*co-payments and deductibles may apply).
View our latest specifications in the chart below. Oxlife POC batteries are charged by plugging it into a power source, whether that be an electrical outlet or the cigarette lighter socket in a car.
Most respiratory therapists will recommend using a continuous flow setting at night. Pulse only POCs are often sensitive enough to work while you sleep. However, if you get significant nasal congestion or the cannula moves at night, it may prevent you from triggering a pulse and you risk desaturating and waking up with discomfort. Dual-mode devices (like our Oxlife Independence) will automatically switch to continuous flow when a pulse isn't triggered. They can also be used with up to 50 feet of tubing in continuous flow mode - so the device does not need to be bedside. We recommend consulting with your therapist before using a smaller pulse-only POC for overnight sleep. In continuous flow mode, a dual mode machine (like the Oxlife Independence) can be used while you sleep and also be used with sleep apnea devices.
Patients and Caregivers can call one of our customer care agents at 1-888-907-1754 to learn more about our products. Or you can follow this link to see several of our product videos that focus on POC education.
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Less than 40dBA at higher settings. Closer to 30dBA at lower settings. To put dBA in perspective refer to the list below. Concentrators are normally not noticeable in normal ambient noise settings. However 40 dBA (in continuous flow mode) can very noticeable in a bedroom when trying to sleep. As a solution use longer tubing and put the device in another room.
Jet takeoff (200 feet) 120 dBA
Construction Site 110 dBA Intolerable
Shout (5 feet) 100 dBA
Heavy truck (50 feet) 90 dBA Very noisy
Urban street 80 dBA
Automobile interior 70 dBA Noisy
Normal conversation 60 dBA
Office, classroom 50 dBA Moderate
Living room 40 dBA
Bedroom at night 30 dBA Quiet
Broadcast studio 20 dBA
Rustling leaves 10 dBA Barely audible
No. Open flames should always be avoided where oxygen is in use. That includes matches, lighters, candles or smoking in any form. Anyone who wishes to smoke should do so out of range of the unit.
The following items need to be cleaned regularly:
The following items need to be replaced regularly:
Oxlife POCs are sold by authorized retailers. Call one of our customer care specialists at (888) 907-1754 and we will help guide you through the process and find you exclusive deals.
On the back label of the device, there is a square white section in the bottom right. The very bottom number is the serial number (S/N). It has 10 digits.
One of our customer care specialists can help you find a provider that can cover you, or a retail partner with consumer financing options. Call us at (888) 907-1754.
We are able to buy-back equipment on an as-needed basis. DNA subscribers get first priority based on status.
Although lithium ion batteries are not yet classified as hazardous waste by the United States Government, there are many reasons to recycle these batteries rather than throw them away where they may end up in a regular landfill. Exposure to the elements in these batteries can lead to respiratory problems and, in some cases, skin rashes. In many states, it is illegal to throw away lithium ion batteries. This is because they enter the solid waste stream and contaminate soil and water. In the United States, many large stores (Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, etc) offer battery recycling. To locate a center near you, you can call 1-800-8-BATTERY or 1-877-2-RECYCLE. People can also visit http://www.ehso.com/ehso.php
Dynamic Network Analysis (DNA)® links your device to our secure servers. Information is gathered from devices daily using the Verizon network. Over time your device will be analyzed and updated with software upgrades to optimize performance and reliability. With the abbility to link your devict to technicians, engineers, caregivers and family members, you never have to be alone.
DNA stores the last known location of your device and is reported to us from the machine between midnight and 4 AM daily. Location information is only made available to device owners. O2 Concepts uses location information to help learn your machine's environment (weather, altitude, pollen, pollution, etc.) and optimize it accordingly. Location and customer information is not shared with any third party agencies.
Yes. See the user's manual for how to place your device in airplane mode. Devices only activate cellular modules once a day. Since devices call in daily between midnight and 4AM, it's unlikely the device will activate cellular modules on most domestic flights.