According to incomplete statistics, the highest deathrate of chronic diseases in recent years is not cancer, nor cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases but respiratory diseases. Mechanical ventilation and correct oxygen supply are the most important means for the treatment of respiratory diseases.
As we all know, both oxygen concentrators and ventilators can improve respiratory conditions. The principle of treatment is to improve and correct hypoxemia, carbon dioxide retention, and metabolic dysfunction as soon as possible on the premise of ensuring airway patency. The use of oxygen concentrator in conjunction with a ventilator is the most important means of treating diseases of the respiratory system. What is the difference between Oxygen concentrator and Ventilator here? When are the oxygen concentrator and ventilator used together? What should be paid attention to when using oxygen concentrator with ventilator? Learn these issues with everyone.
1. The difference between oxygen concentrator and ventilator:
A ventilator is a device that can replace or improve people's breathing, increase lung ventilation, and improve breathing function. It is used to assist or control the inhalation and exhalation functions of the human body. Generally used for patients with lung failure or airway obstruction who cannot breathe normally. To help patients complete the breathing process of exhalation. It has multiple breathing modes (various ways for the ventilator to deliver gas) to choose from.
Oxygen concentrator is a safe and convenient machine for extracting high-concentration pure oxygen. Pure physical oxygen, using PSA pressure swing adsorption technology, becomes high-purity oxygen after purification treatment. It does not have any breathing modes to choose from. It is suitable for long-term family "oxygen therapy" rehabilitation care; oxygen health care people; respiratory diseases; cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; high altitude hypoxia disorders; people prone to hypoxia; other people who need oxygen therapy The crowd: frail and sick people with poor body immunity, heat stroke, gas poisoning, drug poisoning, etc.
In layman's terms, the ventilator is to make the patient breathe smoothly, the oxygen concentrator is to make the patients inhale oxygen instead of ordinary air. The combination of the two can really play a therapeutic role.
2. When should the oxygen concentrator and ventilator be used together?
Serious illnesses such as cardiopulmonary disease, emphysema, heart failure, and respiratory failure require the use of an oxygen concentrator in conjunction with a ventilator to treat the disease. At this time, the patient's oxygen is a very professional rehabilitation method, including flow, concentration, frequency and time of use should follow the recommendations and guidance of professional medical personnel.
3. What should be paid attention to when using oxygen concentrator with ventilator?
The oxygen concentrator used with the ventilator must first require a high flow. The oxygen concentrator used requires a flow rate of more than 5L or even 10L. And because the ventilator must work continuously, the oxygen concentrator must be able to run for a long time, even 24 hours and 365 days of continuous operation.
Secondly, the oxygen concentrator must be equipped with oxygen concentration detection function, which is very important. Many oxygen concentrators do not have the function of detecting the oxygen concentration. The patient does not know when the oxygen concentration is continuously decreasing during oxygen inhalation. The lighter ones have no effect, the most serious is to shorten the lifespan.
Finally, the parameters of the oxygen concentrator, the internal configuration, the oxygen output pressure, the oxygen purity, the oxygen output stability, etc. must all meet the standard of medical rescue. At present domestic oxygen machine brand mixed, and many oxygen concentrators are not true medical oxygen generators. What's more, the 3L oxygen concentrator is used in conjunction with the ventilator, which not only has no effect but harms people. Many brands of oxygen concentrator can run 24 hours, in fact, there are few domestic oxygen concentrators that can run continuously for 24 hours. Among them, JoRadiant oxygen concentrator are one of the few domestic ones that meets international medical standards. It can really run continuously for 24 hours and 365 days. JoRadiant oxygen concentrator of 5L, 8L, 10L, large flow, stable oxygen output, are the professional medical grade oxygen concentrators that can be used with ventilator.