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justsumoldguy
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Posted - Dec 11 2020 :  3:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use a small Medline Plus HCS 60004 for a nebulizer.

It has no port to add my O2 line into it.

I drilled out the intake port cover just a bit, removed the sponge and I push the end of my O2 line adapter into it to get my O2 while I take my levalbuterol.

Do any of you have a nebulizer that also has an intake port for your O2?

Jocopd
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USA
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Posted - Dec 11 2020 :  4:39:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never heard of a nebulizer having an oxygen port.


The oxygen canula from your oxygen tank/machine goes in your nose

The mouth piece to the nebulizer goes in your mouth.

You can keep the cannula on while using the nebulizer
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gms
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Posted - Dec 12 2020 :  09:01:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't think of any reason to add an oxygen line to your nebulizer. Even if your using a face mask for the treatments you should be able to keep your canula in place with the mask. I know the RT's use the oxygen line when giving treatments in the hospital but that's because it's easy and convenient... and they don't have to deal with sterilizing/cross contamination if they used a portable compressor instead.
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justsumoldguy
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Posted - Dec 12 2020 :  2:23:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jocopd: You cannot breath in through your mouth and nose at the same time. I'm on 4 ltr O2 per minute.

I have not asked my MD about this because I explained how I modified a simple Medline nebulizer to accomplish getting needed O2 while using the nebulizer.

My question is how does someone continue their O2 input while using a nebulizer without modifying it themselves?

Keep in mind I cannot go more than a half minute before I start to stress out from lack of O2. MY FEV1 level is 14% I am stage 4 COPD. I did a little searching on the 'net' and found this: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-Boussignac-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-CPAP-is-a-small-plastic-cylinder_fig1_51070667

It will do exactly what I want. Work off of my simple medline nebulizer and allow me to add my O2 into the mask at the same time!

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