- Introduction to BOC Healthcare
- Our Home Oxygen Service
- Newly Diagnosed
- Our Home Oxygen Equipment
- Travelling with oxygen
- Safety Information
- Placing an order
- Reporting an Issue
- Advice and Support
When we breathe, we spend only one third of the time breathing in, with the other two thirds breathing out. An oxygen conserving device works by sensing when you start breathing in, ‘turning on’ the flow of oxygen and ‘turning it off’ when you breathe out. Approximately two thirds of oxygen is saved, which dramatically increases the length of time cylinders of oxygen will last.
There are some restrictions to note when using a Conserving Device:
- Cannot be used with a mask, as the pressure sensor only works with nasal cannula.
- Cannot be used when asleep. The breathing patterns of a sleeping person are different than when they are awake, and cannot consistently trigger the Conserver’s pressure sensor.
- When using a Conserving Device, your cylinder will be set at 4 LPM, while the device itself will be set to your prescribed flow rate. Bear this in mind when changing from one cylinder to another.