As Featured in Senior Home Care Magazine, Written by JoAnna Dvorak, CRT, AG Industries
Presently there are 15 million patients in the U.S. with some form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cardiac deficiency. Of those it is estimated well over four million are on prescribed oxygen therapy. Some only require extra oxygen upon exertion or during sleep, while others may require continuous supplemental oxygen. Regardless, an oxygen solution is always determined and prescribed by the physician. However, it is the HME/DME provider who is responsible for educating and guiding each patient through their new system.