Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Therapy

Long Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) has long been a therapy clearly defined by well known procedural protocols that have been tested and acknowledged by the scientific community for patients presenting chronic respiratory failure (CRF), especially if subsequent to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
As a result of more than ten years of experience, devices for oxygen delivery in various modes are now placed at the disposal of the patient.

Oxygen delivery devices


Containers with liquid oxygen for medical use

(drug: Ossigeno Vivisol, cryogenic medicinal gas)
Designed to allow extensive autonomy for long-term therapy while enabling the treated patient to move outside his/her home by making use of practical portable units with high capacity.

Systems include:

  • base unit with the dual function of issuing oxygen:

in the gaseous state, to enable the patient to take the prescribed therapeutic flow;

in the liquid state, for filling the portable unit.

  • The portable unit, which can be refilled from the base unit by means of a practical and safe connector, can issue gaseous oxygen regulated to suit the prescribed flow. The patient will thus be free to move outside his/her home for the time required to carry out daily chores. Available in various weights and sizes to meet the requirements of individual users.

The low pressure function and particular configuration specially studied to encourage mobility ensure safe and easy to use systems that provide practical support and ensure treatment compliance.

Cylinders with compressed oxygen for medical use

(drug: SOL Oxygen, compressed medical gas)
Ideal for short-term treatment, considering the limited autonomy and heavy weight of the cylinders. Designed for patients who need occasional oxygen delivery.

Concentrators

Ideal for long-term treatment for patients who are confined to bed or unable to perform activities outside their home.
The concentrator processes ambient air and, through a mechanical and chemical separation process performed with molecular sieves, it separates nitrogen from oxygen, withholding the first and releasing gaseous oxygen. The energy required for this process is supplied by the electric network at home.
Oxygen is delivered to the patient through nasal cannulae, masks and transtracheal catheters, all items that are manufactured in well tolerated material.
Differentiated humidification systems are also provided for patients, depending on the high or low flow rate.