How do I operate an oxygen concentrator?

Stationary oxygen concentrators operate basically the same way. They have a power switch, they need a power source to operate, they have a flow meter to adjust the flow, and produce roughly 95% oxygen. Locate your concentrator where it has about 1 foot clearance from all sides for ventilation. Plug the machine into the wall. Do not use a power strip or extension cord. Turn the power switch to the on position. The machine will beep briefly – this is normal. Adjust the liter flow to your prescribed amount by turning the liter dial. The ball should split the line associated with the desired flow.

Bob DeChello is the President and Co-Owner of Altra Service Professionals, Inc, a full service Medical Equipment Repair company located in Ocala Florida. Bob has over 14 years experience in the HME industry with a focus on distribution and cost reduction. Prior to joining ASP, Bob worked as the Director of Operations for Critical Homecare Solutions, a national HME, Infusion, & Home Healthcare company. He spent four happy years with the CHS team with primary responsibilities including new acquisition operations integration, overseeing the centralizing of various departments, writing and implementing policy and procedures, and managing respiratory related purchasing agreements. Prior to CHS, Bob worked for Professional Home Care Services, a regional HME provider located in New England, for almost 10 years where he was the warehouse & distribution manager. Bob lives in the Ocala Florida area with his wonderful wife and 2 energetic boys. Bob enjoys doing anything that involves spending time with his family. The DeChello family moved to Florida in 2008 to get away from the cold New England winters, but enjoy visiting friends and family there. Prior to moving to Ocala, they lived in the Jacksonville Florida area for 4 years.