Early Detection of Low Oxygen is the Key to Safety

Early Detection of Low Oxygen is the Key to Safety

A recent article in Executive Healthcare Management noted that there are approximately 1.8 million long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) patients in the United States at any given time. Oxygen therapy patients rely on oxygen for its life sustaining abilities, and it vital that they know when oxygen levels are low. Most oxygen tanks do not have an alarm and you must look closely at the gauge to confirm oxygen levels, causing patients a lot of anxiety due to the constant fear that oxygen will run out without realizing.

Critical Alert can help ease that anxiety and take the worry away! Our reliable and easy to use oxygen monitor is compatible with most oxygen cylinders and provides a visual LED light and audible alarm that indicates when oxygen levels are low. Early detection of low oxygen is the key to safety.

Some additional statistics from the publication:

  • 72% of all home LTOT users are prescribed both a stationary and portable system
  • Medicare home LTOT users average about 12 months of therapy with 22% remaining on oxygen for more than 36 months
  • Home oxygen use has been increasing (9-11%) nearly every year

The lifespan of a cylinder’s contents varies depending on the cylinder size and flow rate. Patients that depend on oxygen tanks, count on them having oxygen available when they need it. If the tank runs out, it can become a life or death situation, which has happened more times than we would like to think of. With MIJA’s Critical Alert electronic gas monitoring device, doctors, nurses, hospitals and medical gas suppliers will stay informed and be alerted before the tank becomes a critical issue.

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