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VitalAire Long-term Home Oxygen Therapy

In long-term oxygen therapy, patients shall inhale oxygen for no less than 15 hours per day in their daily lives. This therapy usually applies to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). VitalAire will provide customized long-term home oxygen therapy based on your own condition.

Targets of Long-term Home Oxygen Therapy

Many patients with chronic respiratory diseases have lower blood oxygen due to their pulmonary dysfunctions. If the situation remains over a long period of time, chronic failure of human organs will be induced because of inadequate oxygen supply.

Oversea studies indicates that, for hypoxemia patients, the long-term oxygen therapy is beneficial in increasing the blood oxygen saturation of patients, improving their hypoxemia condition, reducing the loading of their hearts and enhancing their physical abilities.

The targets of our long-term oxygen therapy are to improve the patients’ hypoxemia situation during day and night, increase their survival rate and life quality, and reduce exacerbations so as to effectively control their medical costs.

Differences between LTOT and Ordinary Oxygen Inhalation

The long-term oxygen therapy is a professional treatment adopted in many foreign countries, and an oxygen therapy prescription is required to use such treatment. The prescription may include the diagnosis of the disease, the course of treatment, daily time period for oxygen inhalation and the flow rate of oxygen under different conditions. The long-term oxygen therapy requires the guidance from doctors and professionals. To ensure that the oxygen therapy is correct and effective, the followings shall be taken into consideration:

  • The flow rate of oxygen and the inhalation period shall be decided by doctors based on the patient's conditions
  • A professional oxygen supply medical device, the oxygen generator specially designed for medical uses is needed. To ensure safety and effectiveness, the device must be able to continuously supply oxygen in 24 hours and provide an oxygen concentration greater than 90%
  • Oversea studies showed that only a daily oxygen inhalation of no less than 15 hours meets the treatment criteria for the long-term oxygen therapy patients
  • As a medical device, regular maintenance of the oxygen generator is necessary to ensure that the oxygen concentration and flow rate meet the requirements. Professional homecare company like VitalAire provides this kind of service over the world. We monitor the oxygen generator and follow your therapy results before feedback the results and any possible issues to hospital so that doctors can adjust your treatment program to achieve the best therapy result

Universal Indications Requiring Home Oxygen Therapy

 An arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2) less than 55 mmHg or an arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) less than 88% is the main indication of long-term home oxygen therapy. For patients with this indication, the long-term oxygen therapy is essential.

For patients with an arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2) of 55-59 mmHg and combined with pulmonary heart disease, pulmonary hypertension or congestive heart failure, the long-term oxygen therapy should be applied.

When the arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2) is greater than 60 mmHg and the sleep arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) is less than 88% and no improvement can be obtained using aCPAP, the sleep oxygen therapy should be applied.

VitalAire Home Long-term Oxygen Therapy Program

Our professional homecare staff will provide you with education and clinical assessments based on the doctor's prescription and choose the most economical and suitable product and service package for you.

To ensure the effectiveness of your treatment, our program also includes continuous post-treatment communication with the doctors, regular home visits and the long-term follow-up from our professional customer service team.