Precautions while using Oxygen Therapy
Home oxygen therapy
There are 2 main types of equipment used in Australia for home oxygen therapy: 1 oxygen concentrators, which filter the nitrogen out of the air, providing almost pure oxygen; and 2 oxygen cylinders, which contain compressed oxygen gas. Home oxygen therapy is considered a medicine. If you are using home oxygen it is important that you follow your doctors oxygen prescription, which explains when you should use oxygen and the flow rate you should use. The cost of home oxygen therapy is subsidised by the government for people who meet strict eligibility criteria.