Invacare Corp, Elyria, Ohio, offers the Invacare HomeFill II oxygen system, a filling system that allows patients to refill HomeFill II oxygen cylinders in their own home. HomeFill II oxygen cylinders are available in weights of 3.6, 4.2, and 5.9 pounds. The cylinders offer users 4.5, 6.5, or up to 10 hours of oxygen, respectively, at a 2 lpm equivalent flow. The HomeFill II system gives oxygen users the freedom to go where they want, when they want. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com.
CHAD Therapeutics Inc, Chatsworth, Calif, introduces the LOTUS oxygen conserving device. This addition to CHAD Therapeutics line of oxygen conserving devices features proven technology and reliable performance. In addition to the features on the OXYMATIC® 400 Series line, the LOTUS conserver incorporates new upgrades including a weight of 14.5 ounces; eight flow settings; dealer-adjustable, continuous flow settings between 0.5 and 6 lpm; an extended battery life of 3 to 4 months; and an optional NiMH battery pack and recharging kit. (800) 423-8870; www.LotusConserver.com.
TRG IncThe Respiratory Group, St Louis, offers the Escort® Ultra Lightweight portable liquid oxygen system. The Escort features 12 flow settings from 0 to 6 lpm and an easy flip switch for pulse and continuous flow. Choose between the electronic Escort powered by two AA batteries with a single lumen cannula, or the pneumatic Escort with a dual lumen cannula. The companys sales/customer care representative will then make sure clients get the correct configuration to fit the existing stationary system. Each Escort delivers up to 8 hours of medical grade oxygen while keeping FIo2 levels high. (877) 877-3774; www.TheRespiratoryGroup.com.
Merits Health Products, Cape Coral, Fla, offers the Q1502the total solution for quiet, energy-saving, portable, continuous oxygen needs. Designed to be both reliable and cost effective, the unit is clean and uncluttered. Built with a Smart-Alert Intelligent Monitoring System, which provides visual and audio alerts to ensure patient safety, the standard flowmeter can also be easily replaced with a pediatric flowmeter to meet the demands of low flow patients. (800) 963-7487; www.meritshealth.com.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders, Riverside, Calif, has introduced a new line of oxygen cylinders manufactured from Luxfers patented, higher-strength L7X aluminum alloy, which allows higher-pressure filling and significantly more gas capacity with no increase in cylinder size. According to the company, compared to conventional aluminum cylinders, cylinders made from L7X alloy offer up to 50% higher oxygen capacity and reduced delivery costs because they can be filled to 3,000 psi. The new Luxfer cylinders are also compatible with existing filling equipment. (800) 764-0366; www.luxfercylinders.com.
DeVilbiss, a division of Sunrise Medical, Longmont, Colo, offers the 515ADS 5-liter concentrator featuring Turn Down technology, which automatically turns down system cycling when the unit is set at 2.5 lpm or lower. This reduced cycling produces a 35% reduction in system pressure, which minimizes stress on compressor bearings and internal fittings; a lower operating temperature that can extend cup seal life; and an improved energy efficiency that results in at least a 15% power reduction, which can save patients money in electricity costs. (800) 333-4000; www.sunrisemedical.com.