Home oxygen evaluation and prescription
Also known as:
Oxygen evaluation and prescription for home use
Oxygen therapy is a way to get more oxygen into your lungs and bloodstream. It is sometimes used for people with diseases that make it hard to breathe, such as COPD, cystic fibrosis or heart failure. Oxygen therapy can make it easier to breathe. And it can reduce the heart’s workload. Some people need extra oxygen all the time. Others need it from time to time throughout the day or overnight. A doctor will prescribe how much oxygen you need, based on blood tests. He or she will tell you how much oxygen to use per minute (the flow rate) and how often to use it.