Over the last 20 years, various systems have been developed for home use to deliver oxygen in comfort mode. Oxypoint introduces comfort oxygen therapy in hospitals and provides you with the link to the most relevant decisions from the literature that also apply to the hospital environment.
The literature is organized according to the following five topics:
- Equivalent oxygen saturation in continuous and comfort mode
- Optimal oxygen consumption: In the comfort mode, there is only oxygen delivery during the first phase of inhalation and no oxygen is wasted in the exhalation or absence of the patient. These two measures ensure a drastic reduction in oxygen consumption in hospitals.
- Humidification: Need to use a humidifier during oxygen therapy is no longer present when using comfort mode, which eliminates the risk of infection of the humidifier.
- Infection risk: The use of a humidifier is a potential risk of infection in the hospital. The comfort mode makes this superfluous.
- Technology: The importance of the chosen technology: the performance of comfort mode systems is of uneven quality and an oxygen pulse during the first phase of breathing gives better results for the patient.