ALPINE OXYGEN low-cost oxygen concentrator rentals, supplemental oxygen, oxygen therapy, portable medical oxygen concentrators for rent, prevention of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness, Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Keystone, Breckenridge
A. Yes, and in most cases without any additional charge.
A. Yes and no. “You can’t live without oxygen!” Using supplemental oxygen is not going to force you to want to be on it all the time, unless you have a medical condition that requires it.
A. It is best to use supplemental oxygen as soon as you arrive at your high altitude destination for 20 minutes or more, when you sleep, and as symptoms dictate. In other words, “If you are feeling bad, use the oxygen.” In most cases patients sleep with oxygen, then go skiing or hiking the next day and after a while may start to feel the effects of high altitude again. They just go back and use the oxygen until they feel better, repeating this process until the end of their visit and they descend. Sometimes 20 minutes is all they need. High Altitude Sickness can return even after a couple of days use. It is not wise to use supplemental oxygen for a while, and then hope for the best.
A. Not at high altitude. Oxygen poisoning or toxicity is unheard of when using concentrators; they only produce “at the most 95% oxygen”, and have never been known to harm anyone with normal use.
Concentrators are the safest way to receive supplemental oxygen.
A. Personal preference. A non-rebreathing mask is a mask that goes over your nose and mouth and has a bag attached. The concentrator fills the bag with oxygen and you breathe it in. When you exhale, you do so through two valves on top of the mask while another valve closes and the concentrator refills the bag. The purpose is to receive a high dose of oxygen without rebreathing the exhaled carbon dioxide. This method is the preferred for most Emergency Medical Personnel, and with performers that just want a “quick hit” before going on stage.
Nasal cannulas are small nasal prongs with a hose that fit in your nose and wrap around your ears. They are lighter than masks and allow for more comfort and better mobility for longer periods of oxygen therapy, such as when you are sleeping. Until recently, delivering high concentrations of oxygen through nasal cannulas was not possible. We now offer high-flow nasal cannulas in lengths up to 50 feet, so the patient can get the oxygen they need and be mobile.
“We will give you both a mask a cannula in seven foot lengths with your rental. Longer lengths can be purchased separately”.
A. That is a myth; the only way the oxygen percentage in the air can be raised is in a hyperbaric setting. However, the oxygen volume can be raised under certain conditions. Call our office to learn how.
A. Yes, All of our technicians carry fingertip Blood Saturation Spot Monitors. Oxygen saturation levels will rise within minutes. We also have these for sale.
A. Absolutely! Altitude Sickness can set in quickly and can take days to recover from, even with supplemental oxygen. It is always best to use oxygen as soon as they arrive.
A. There is no way of knowing. Altitude Sickness, or Acute Mountain Sickness, can affect anyone at anytime regardless of age or physical condition. Better safe than sick!
A. Yes. We carry pediatric masks and nasal cannulas.
A. We ran into this last ski season. Sleep Apnea is becoming more and more diagnosed and requires a CPAP or CNAP machine that helps individuals to breathe better when they sleep. Since there is a mask for the nose or mouth, or both, we found a way to attach our concentrators to the machines with a pressure line adaptor. This gives the patient the best of both worlds.
A. Yes, if you rent a unit for a week and decide you want to purchase one, we will apply the rental cost to the purchase price.
A. Yes, with a prescription and the information we give you, you should be able to submit this information for reimbursement.
A. “Only if one runs over you”. Ok, that’s not a legitimate question but the first thirteen are. If you have questions that are not answered, please speak to one of our friendly and informative staff, we are available most hours of the day.
“Don’t let high altitude sickness ruin your visit to some of the most beautiful country in the world!”
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