A portable concentrator machine is a small device that can give mobility outside the home. Portable concentrator machines are not suitable for everyone and are only available after a specific ambulatory assessment has been completed. Portable concentrator machines have the ability to use mains, battery and DC power supply, and are designed to work on pulse dose delivery.
A patient’s flow setting on one of these may vary from what they are required to use on a standard concentrator machine or cylinder.
Inogen One G2 portable concentrator machine
|Technical Data – Inogen One G2|
|Inogen One G2|
|Flow settings (pulse dose)||1-6|
- External power receptacle
- Control panel
- Oxygen outlet port
- Handle grip
- Air inlet filter
- Battery pack
- Exhaust vent
Important advice to inform patients:
- Keep the concentrator machine upright at all times
- Pulse dose must be used with a nasal cannula not a mask
- Pulse dose should not be used overnight or when the patient is sleeping
- Tubing or cannula extensions that are more than 2.1m (7ft) in length should not be used.
Battery pack safety and care – important advice to inform patients:
- Do not disassemble, puncture, or crush the battery pack. Battery pack electrolytes may be toxic if swallowed and can be harmful to the skin and eyes. Keep the battery pack away from children
- Exposing the battery pack to water and other liquids may cause injury
- Charging the battery pack below 10°C (50°F) or above 40°C (104°F) may degrade the performance of the battery pack
- Do not drop the battery pack or expose it to mechanical shock
- When not in use for an extended period of time, please remove the battery from the Inogen and store separately
- Your Healthcare Technician will advise on the placement of the filter and battery.
Safety guidelines to inform patients:
- Keep the Inogen and the power cord away from hot surfaces and naked flames
- Do not use if it has a damaged power cord or plug
- Locate the Inogen in a well-ventilated area to allow for adequate air intake. Avoid the intake of airborne pollutants, smoke and fumes
- Only use this device with accessories specified by Baywater Healthcare
- If the Inogen has been dropped, damaged or exposed to water, please contact Baywater Healthcare for inspection or possible repair
- Do not drop or insert any objects into any opening on the device
- Do not block the air inlet or the exhaust vent when it is on a soft surface, such as a carpet, bed, couch, chair or vehicle seat
- Do not cover the device with a blanket, towel or quilt etc
- When using in a vehicle, be sure it is properly secured, belted or otherwise restrained
- Do not leave your Inogen, or power cartridge, in the seating area or boot of your motor vehicle during a hot day
- Protect the Inogen’s power supplies from all fluid spills or drips to avoid possible shock hazards
- Do not leave any oxygen equipment on show when a vehicle is unattended.