My husband is very happy with the Oxyview and has told several friends about it. On one occasion, despite the alarms and gauges on the equipment, his oxygen machine was not putting out the correct amount of oxygen but the only way we knew that was with the Oxyview. So thanks for a great product.
Joan C. North
Mountainside Medical Equipment is a leading, worldwide distributor of medical supplies and equipment in the healthcare and homecare industries. As a veteran-owned small business, we stand behind our products and are proud to be ranked among one of the top medical supply companies on Google throughout the United States and Canada.
For decades, our customers have requested a product allowing for simpler, accurate monitoring of oxygen as provided by their concentrator or tank; a product that works, without having to spend five to six hundred dollars on an oxygen analyzer would be a valuable addition to our respiratory supply base.
Ingen has now offered a dynamic solution to the issues faced in monitoring oxygen delivery. The Smart Nasal Cannula with Oxyview is now available to meet these demands. Nursing homes, hospital residents and at-home patients can now confidently receive levels of oxygen safely and accurately as prescribed by their medical provider, with these two products.
The Ingen Fingertip Pulse Oximeter has also proven to be an asset in respiratory monitoring at Mountainside. With its large LCD monitor, colorful, compact design, our customers’ satisfaction and sales have improved tremendously. This product addition allows us to offer our customers a high-quality oximetry product at competitive pricing. The Mountainside team looks forward to further promotion of these products and the introduction of new products with similar success.
Marty Zarnock, Jr – Vice President
Mountainside Medical Equipment, Inc.
Marcy, New York
The nursing home staff thought that Edith, (not her real name), was just having a rough day. She was not her usual joyful self, not talking as she sat in the commons area with the other residents. More like a mannequin than Edith in her wheel chair, connected to her individual liquid oxygen tank with a cannula, something was different. When Edith’s daughter got off work and came for her daily visit, she knew immediately things were amiss. After the vital signs were taken, and the hypoxia discovered, Edith was transferred to the emergency department at our hospital. The doctor listened to her heart and lungs but did not decipher any abnormalities. The ECG, Chest X-ray, and CBC were all within normal range. Then the physician noticed the hospital’s pulse oximeter was giving a normal reading and the hypoxia was gone. Edith was talking and her daughter was smiling, relieved that this close call had been averted.
It was not until the respiratory therapist was helping Edith back into her wheel chair, and lifted the liquid oxygen dispenser, that anyone had suspected her tank was empty. The early morning routine which the nursing home team had used for years to fill the individual patient tanks, had never failed, or so they thought. At first the defenses of the staff blamed it upon a faulty tank, but then the liquid oxygen supplier checked it out and could not find a problem. These small individual liquid tanks have to be lifted by the strap off of the back of the wheel chairs and allowed to stabilize, in order to tell whether the tank is empty, or are still capable of providing oxygen flow. With the tank resting in the back of the patient’s chair, the indicator is always on red, always showing “empty”. The nursing home staff had grown accustomed to seeing the tank gauge on empty, and had not developed a process to discern otherwise.
When the events depicted above came to our attention, we realized there must be other people who care that when a patient is connected to a source of oxygen, there is something flowing in the tube. We found those folks at Ingen Technologies, who developed the Oxyview. This simple device fits between the cannula and the tank, indicating at a glance that there is flow in the tube. No longer does our staff have to lean down and lift the tank out of its bracket, let it find a balance point, before determining whether or not oxygen is available to the patient. For less money than Edith’s trip to the emergency room cost, we bought enough Oxyviews to ensure every one of the nursing home residents has flow in their cannulas. Now when Edith’s daughter is not with her, she does not need to worry whether or not her mom is receiving the supplemental oxygen Edith needs.
Gary D. Call, DO
Chief Medical Officer
Bingham Memorial Hospital
I think that Oxyview may be of interest to COPD patients and I have already posted about it on the online network of our nationwide COPD patient community. I inform COPD patients with access to the Internet about new therapeutic and technological innovations or respiratory supplies. Oxyview is a link on our public access website.
I tried Oxyview at home and during rehab, and the device work’s fine. Truly a great idea. I have already started demonstrating the Oxyview to patients and medical professionals. Oxyview is a pneumatic real-time oxygen flow meter which can be used with oxygen delivery systems (concentrators, cylinders) by patients requiring oxygen therapy.
This very small and simple to operate and yet very accurate gauging device provides a high measure of security to patients, who can quickly be alerted to malfunctioning equipment and take the necessary steps to correct the situation or immediately contact their oxygen provider. I have been using Oxyview during my pulmonary rehabilitation sessions and I know of many patients who consider Oxyview a very important part of their respiratory supplies for oxygen therapy.
Vlady Rozenbaum, PhD
Member, American Thoracic Society
Member, Executive Board, US COPD Coalition
Member, Board of Directors, Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, National Emphysema/COPD Foundation
Member, Editorial Board, The COPD Digest and Everything Respiratory
Silver Spring, MD
I own a Home Oxygen Company that carries respiratory supplies and I think that this device will be great in our industry. When we have bad COPD pt’s and they need all the Oxygen they can get. If their water bottle is put on the least bit wrong they won’t be getting any flow (Oxygen). I believe this device will eliminate most of the after-hour calls we get and thus not have to send someone out to check the machine! I take calls every night and I can’t tell you how many times I get called and the pt says their machine isn’t working when what is really happening is that the lid on the bottle is on wrong.
If we could put one of these in-line then the pt could check every time they fill the bottle and look at the device and see if they are getting flow or not and fix the lid. They usually cross thread it on the bottle. It is so dry here that we always put humidifiers on their concentrators so you can see why we are called so much. I think with a little education to the pt on this device it will save us of time and money due to callouts. Everyone in this the respiratory supply industry is looking for ways to reduce costs and I think this will be a great way to help with that.
Deena Neal, CRT
Professional Oxygen Supply, Inc.
I just wanted to let you know how much I like the Oxyview®. I am the Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator at Rockford Health System and we go through a lot of O2 tanks. I was always changing the tanks when they were in the red because I never knew if the patient was getting enough oxygen. Now, with the Oxyview®, I know for sure how much O2 is left. This will be a huge time and cost savings for my department.
Barbara McDonald, RPFT
Rockford Health System
My wife, who has a congenital heart/lung defect, is on medical oxygen at 6.5 l/m. I would like Oxyview® attached to her cannula, one downstairs next to the Liberator liquid O2 tanks to check the output after each refill, and a spare. We currently use cheap plastic (ball in a tube) Rota-meters, but they are very inaccurate.
David R. Beck
San Diego, CA
SMS provides respiratory supplies including oxygen and respiratory related services to Long Term Care facilities. Many of the oxygen use residents in LTC facilities are on portable 02, either liquid or compressed gas. We have situations develop where a portable unit has run out of oxygen and a patient care and safety issued ensued. The Oxyview® offers a quick and simple visual detection of flow, which is starting to be required by some state inspectors.
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