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Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

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Introduction

If you need oxygen at home, it is important to learn how to use and take care of your equipment. This information will help you get the most from your oxygen treatment.


How to use oxygen therapy

After your doctor prescribes oxygen and you decide on which source you will use, there are a few things to know about using oxygen at home.

Basic instructions

If you use a nasal cannula

Safety tips

Oxygen is a fire hazard. It will make a flame burn hotter and faster. It is very important to follow the steps below to keep you and your family safe.

Travel tips

Plan in advance to make sure your trip goes well.


Credits for Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

Current as of: June 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Hasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine


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