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Is there a venti mask that can be used with the low pressure of a home O2 concentrator?

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Hi Mark,

So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was out of town for a week and forgot to change my "Vacation" settings in the AllExperts system, so it kept sending me questions that I wasn't checking while on vacation.

Anyway, I worked in home care for 4 years, and to my knowledge any concentrator that goes up to 12-15 Liters should work fine. MANY times I ran tests oin the flow and oxygen content of venti masks in the home setting on O2 concentrators, and they ALWAYS gave me positive feedback that the patients were getting the oxygen they needed based on their SpO2 (oxygen levels in their blood).  I hope this helps.

Thanks!

Larry W., RRT

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Larry W. Wical, BA-RRT

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I CAN answer: ALL questions and queries related to the following topics... - Oxygen - Asthma - COPD - Bronchitis - Emphysema - Pneumonia (Viral/Bacterial) - Tuberculosis (TB) - SARS - Influenza (Flu) - Vaccines - Pulmonary Embolism - Pleural Effusion - Atelectasis - Inhalation injuries (burns, chemicals, etc.) - PFTs - Cardiovascular health - Sleep Apnea - BiPap/CPAP - Ventilators (Respirators) - Aspiration injuries - Thoracic injuries - Lung contusions - Tracheal injuries - Artificial Tracheostomy - Secretions - Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT): A patient's experience/perspective - General health and fitness - Prolotherapy (from a patient's perspective) I CANNOT answer: Questions that vary too far from my primary scope of pulmonary and cardiovascular care and fitness. I promise to be open and honest about my knowledge of submitted topics, and will always openly provide my personal as well as professional feedback as it relates.

Experience

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT, RCP) since 2005. I have worked primarily in the acute care, critical care, burn care and home care settings.

Organizations
NBRC - National Board of Respiratory Care AARC - American Association of Respiratory Care

Publications
-All About Kids Magazine -The Clermont Sun -Cincy Sports & Fitness Magazine -Many online Fitness and Health blogs and "webazines"

Education/Credentials
- B.A. in Communication (1997) - A.A.S. in Respiratory Science (2005) - RRT license (state of OH, KY and IN) - Basic Life Saving (BLS) - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

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Past/Present Clients
Currently work in the city's largest academic/research hospital.

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