The O2COMFORT flowmeter offers an innovative answer to oxygen therapy. This device can deliver oxygen in a traditional, continuous manner, but it also contains a comfort mode in which a dose of oxygen is only administered upon inhalation. The comfort settings 1 to 5 give an equivalent therapy of 1 to 5 litres per minute of continuous flow. The flowmeter offers additional advantages over the traditional flowmeter.
When in comfort mode, the oxygen delivery follows the natural breath rate of the patient. In this way the O2COMFORT flowmeter increases the wellbeing of the patient while reducing the waste of medical oxygen.
Premium patient comfort: traditional, continuous oxygen therapy can cause dehydration of the nose and the upper-airway mucosa that can lead to irritation, crust formation, nose bleed and headache. The comfort mode keeps the moisture balance in the nose intact which reduces the unpleasant side-effects for the patient.
Higher therapy loyalty: it’s simple logic - when oxygen therapy no longer causes dehydration and stops being annoying, this should lead to improved compliance. This will improve effectiveness and enhance the healing process.
Automatic closing: Interrupting treatment is as easy as taking out the nasal cannula. Comfort mode automatically cuts the oxygen flow but keeps the initial setting. When the patient re-inserts the nasal cannula the appropriate oxygen flow simply restarts.
Optimal oxygen consumption: the comfort mode ensures less oxygen waste compared to the continuous therapy while maintaining the same level of oxygen saturation. Long-term studies in different wards of hospitals in the Netherlands validated a reduced oxygen consumption between 33% and 75%
Lower infection risk: the comfort mode allows humid air back into the patient’s nose. The need to use a humidifier disappears and so does the risk of an infection due to bacterial growth inside the humidifier.