How to Operate the Inogen One

Learn how to start using the Inogen One portable oxygen concentrator.

Steps

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    Place the Inogen One in a well ventilated area. The air intake and exhaust must have clear access. Make sure you place the Inogen One in such a way that you can hear any alarms.
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    Open the battery door and insert the Inogen One Battery with the handle of the battery up and press firmly to make sure the battery is in the correct position. After the battery is installed and close the battery door.
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    Plug the Inogen One into an AC Power Supply. Connect the AC Power Cord to the AC Power Supply. Connect the AC Power Supply to the Inogen One. Once it is plugged in, a beep will sound.
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    Connect the nasal tubing to the nozzle fitting. The nozzle fitting is located next to the handle of the Inogen One. Use only a single lumen cannula with a length of 7 feet (2.1 m) or less.
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    Turn on the Inogen by pressing the ON/OFF button. A single short beep will sound after the Inogen logo is displayed. “Please Wait” will appear while the connector starts up. The display will indicate the selected flow setting and power condition. Following the start-up , the Inogen will have a warm up period up to 30 minutes. During this time period the oxygen concentrator is building, but may not have reached specification. However, the Inogen can and should be used immediately. Additional warm up time may be needed if your Inogen has been stored in cold temperatures.
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    Position the nasal cannula on your face and breathe through your nose.
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    Allow the Inogen to sense the onset of inhalation and deliver a burst of oxygen at a precise time when you inhale. It will sense each breathe and continue to deliver oxygen in this manner. As your breathing rate changes, the Inogen One will sense these changes and deliver oxygen only as you need it. At times, if you inhale very quickly between breaths the Inogen may ignore one of the breaths, giving the appearance of a missed breathe. This may be normal as the Inogen senses and monitors the changes in your breathing pattern. The Inogen will normally sense the next breathe and deliver oxygen accordingly. A green light will flash each time a breath is detected. Make sure the nasal cannula is properly aligned on your face and your breathing though your nose.

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