When should I use my oxygen?
- All the time?
- Only when I'm walking?
- Only when I’m short of breath?
Is it okay for me to change how much oxygen is flowing out of the tank or oxygen concentrator?
What should I do if I feel more short of breath?
Can my oxygen run out? How can I tell if the oxygen is running out?
- What do I do if the oxygen is not working? Whom should I call for help?
- Do I need to have a backup oxygen tank at home? How about when I am out?
- What symptoms tell me that I am not getting enough oxygen?
Will I be able to take my oxygen with me when I go somewhere? How long will the oxygen last when I leave my home?
Do I need to worry about the electricity going off?
- What should I do if that happens?
- How do I prepare for an emergency?
- How can I arrange to be able to get help quickly?
- What phone numbers do I need to keep handy?
What can I do if my lips, mouth, or nose become dry? Is it safe to use petroleum jelly (Vaseline)?
How do I stay safe when I have oxygen in my home?
- Do I need smoke detectors? Fire extinguishers?
- Can anybody smoke in the room where I have oxygen? How about in my house? What should I do in a restaurant or bar?
- Can my oxygen be in the same room as a fireplace or wood stove?
- How far does my oxygen need to be away from electrical equipment? How about electric toothbrushes? Electric toys?
- Where can I store my oxygen? Do I need to worry about how hot or cold it is?
What do I do about getting oxygen when I travel on an airplane?
- Can I bring my own oxygen or will my airline provide some? Do I need to call them ahead of time?
- Will my airline provide oxygen for me when I am in the airport? Or only when I’m on the airplane?
- How can I get more oxygen when I am in places other than my home town?