This year we will help even more travel with medical oxygen

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For those of you with diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, supplemental medical oxygen is a necessity. If you have ever tried to travel with supplemental oxygen, you know how difficult this can be. Being prepared, and knowing how to travel safely with oxygen and where to obtain oxygen at your final destination is vital. This is where OxygenWorldwide can help with 20 years of expertise the team are ready and waiting. On call 24 hours a day book your next trip no matter how short or long haul and you will always be in safe hands.
Safety is a very important issue when traveling by car, as an oxygen tank can become a dangerous projectile in an accident. It is crucial to secure the unit. Your oxygen company can provide you with information about safe ways to store and protect your particular oxygen unit in a vehicle. In case of break down OxygenWorldwide provide a FREE registration to a Back Up Service – complete details online now and await a confirmation from our team.
Portable oxygen concentrators — which form oxygen by extracting and separating it from the surrounding air, and deliver it through a nasal cannula — may be stored in any position, but they should be padded to protect them from impact.
Travel by airplane also takes a good amount of research and preparation. No airline will allow you to bring aboard your own oxygen cylinder, but many airlines have medical oxygen cylinders available for a fee for use on their planes, such as Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Continental, Delta and Japan Airlines. The oxygen containers used on airplanes vary from airline to airline.
You will also need to contact your airline to learn their requirements for advance notification of your need for medical oxygen. Many airlines will need a letter from your physician in advance of the flight, so they can contact him or her to verify liter flow. The letter should have a date of no more than one year prior to the flight (some airlines require a letter dated no more than 10 days prior to the flight), stating the amount of oxygen needed and the flow rate, adjusted to cabin pressure.
In Europe, the rules and regulations for oxygen use on vary from country to country. There is no one place to find the information for a trip that takes you from country to country. Your best bet is to contact OxygenWorldwide’s customer service department who have a wide range of knowledge in these countries.
Being well prepared will make your travels much more enjoyable.

Home or away?

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home or away this christmas

When travelling at home or abroad OxygenWorldwide make travel as carefree as possible for all our customers who use medical oxygen. With international networks worldwide, a team of advisors who speak many languages plus we are contactable 24/7, you know you are in safe hands.
For all or our customers who use portable oxygen concentrators we also have a Simple Oxygen Solutions back up service that you all can register for FREE OF CHARGE. To find out more please register here.

Your health, your way – traveling with oxygen

Traveling with oxygen may seem intimidating. With a little planning, however, it can be easily -– and safely — done.
Oxygen Worldwide - experts in travelling with medical oxygen
Before you begin to plan any kind of travel with oxygen, you’ll first need to get clearance from for travel. You’ll want to have his support and expertise to help with your travel plans.
After you’ve obtained a doctor’s clearance for travel, you’ll need to know the regulations and restrictions of traveling with oxygen. Whether you’re traveling by car, bus, or plane there will be some rules to follow and practical things you can do to make traveling with oxygen as easy as possible.
Destination decided, Dates of travel decided and you are ready to speak with the team at Oxygen Worldwide regarding your medical oxygen supply. The expert team can make all the arrangements of your oxygen supply to be at your destination for when you land and begin your adventure. A quote can be obtained easily and smoothly – plus the team at Oxygen Worldwide have years of expertise in traveling abroad with medical oxygen and can answer any questions or queries you may have.
Oxygen Worldwide also offer  a FREE back up on your oxygen supply when you register. This will safe guard you with any emergencies and make your travels completely stress free – making your travels easier.
Speak to a member of our tram regarding your oxygen requirements at oxygenworldwide.com or email info@oxygrnworldwide.com

Portable Oxygen Concentrators : Frequently Asked Question #1

Can I carry and use a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) on board my flight?
Most clients are unsure or can be overcome by all the small print on travel websites and the rules when flying abroad to other countries worldwide. Airlines all differ but we can help with most questions on portable oxygen concentrators being the medical oxygen experts when travelling. Oxygen Worldwide can also offer a FREE back up service which allows our customers to receive 24 hour service in case of emergency with replacing oxygen or the machine when on holiday or away from home.
Ryan air allow the following guidelines when flying on their air carriers with portable oxygen concentrators:
Carriage of a POC:
If you wish to carry a POC please contact our Special Assistance line <http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/contacting-customer-service> to obtain prior approval.  Passengers carrying a POC should obtain a Medical Equipment Approval & Baggage Waiver letter by calling the Special Assistance line <http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/contacting-customer-service> . This approval & waiver letter must be presented at the Bag Drop desk or at the boarding gate if travelling with no checked baggage.
Use of POC during Flight:
If you wish to use a POC during flight please contact our Special Assistance line <http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/contacting-customer-service>  to obtain prior approval, for the use onboard you will be required to complete a ‘Fit to Fly’ form which will be sent to the passenger once the requirement has been notified to our Special Assistance Line.
This completed “Fit to Fly’ form must be returned to Ryanair between 14 up to 2 days prior to travel for validation. The validated “Fit to Fly form must be carried by the passenger on all flights and produced to our cabin crew on boarding the aircraft.
If the POC is to be used onboard it is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they have a sufficient number of fully charged batteries for the duration of the flight and any possible delays, as POC or batteries cannot be charged on board.
Click here for important battery information <http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/important-information-for-the-carriage-of-batteries-for-assistive-devices>
N.B.  An oxygen concentrator should not be confused with either compressed oxygen or an oxygen generator which are not permitted to be brought onto a Ryanair aircraft.
If you need help, advice or would like to register for our FREE back up service please contact one of our customer service team for enquiries and quotes on info@oxygenworldwide.com for all you portable oxygen concentrator needs, advice and enjoy your travels and planning with all you questions answered.

Are you concentrating? We are…

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oxygen at home

How does an Oxygen Concentrator work?
An Oxygen Concentrator uses the ambient air, which is normally 80% nitrogen and only 20% Oxygen. The oxygen concentrator separates the two components by using zeolite granules to selectively absorb nitrogen from the compressed air. The compressor raises the air pressure to about 20-lbs per square inch (P.S.I). The compressed air is introduced into one of the canisters containing zeolite granules where nitrogen is selectively absorbed leaving the residual oxygen available for patient use. After about 20 seconds the supply of compressed air is automatically diverted to the second canister where the process is repeated enabling the output of oxygen continue uninterrupted.
While the pressure in the second canister is at 20 P.S.I. the pressure in the first canister is reduced to zero. This allows nitrogen to be released from the zeolite and returned into the atmosphere. The zeolite is then regenerated and ready for the next cycle. By alternating the pressure in the two canisters so that first one and then the other is at 20 P.S.I., a constant supply of oxygen is produced while the zeolite is continually being regenerated. Individual units have an output of up to five litres per minute with an oxygen concentration of up to 95%. What is Zeolite? The word ‘zeolite’ is Greek in origin and means ‘boiling stones’ as natural zeolites visibly lose water when heated. Zeolite is an inorganic porous material having a highly regular structure of pores and chambers that allows some molecules to pass through, and causes others to be either excluded, or broken down. It is in many ways, the inorganic equivalent of organic enzymes, many of which also have specific sized chambers that trap chemicals within our bodies, holding them where they either break down, or react with specific chemicals. Zeolite has many uses.
Who uses O2 concentrators?
COPD Patients suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an illness with disabling symptoms, high cost of care, and substantial mortality. COPD is an obstructive airway disease that is characterized by a reduction noted on the individual’s pulmonary function study. The term COPD is often applied to a family of diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and alpha 1-antitrypsin disease. Currently, therapeutic interventions can slow the progression of these diseases, but they cannot stop or reverse it.
Oxygen concentrators dramatically extends the use time from a supply of oxygen, offering increased mobility with improved comfort and increased efficiency. The short pulse of oxygen delivered during inhalation is almost undetectable, and the humidity in the room air helps maintain a normal level of moisture in the nasal cavity. This greatly reduces the discomfort of dehydration associated with a continuous flow oxygen system.
For more information on medical oxygen, oxygen concentrators and traveling abroad please contact Oxygen Worldwide.

SOS – Simple Oxygen Solutions

WHO should register?
If you intend to travel with a portable concentrator and want to be sure alternative oxygen can be supplied in case you encounter problems with your oxygen device you can register below for this service at no cost!WHY register?
First of all for your peace of mind and secondly to enable us to work out and inform you if we can provide the service you might require in the place and country where you will be going. Although we generally will be able to help you without a pre-registration we can act faster if we have already your details in our database.WHEN to register?
Any time but the earlier the better as you might want to travel to a certain area where we need to check on availability.
WHO do I call?
In case of an emergency you simply call our 24 hour S.O.S. service on ++ 34 609 657 727
Questions?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Oxygen Worldwide can, if needed, also arrange oxygen at your destination before your arrival.
Registration form for S.O.S. service
There is no charge for this registration

More than just medical oxygen provider

Empower people around the world

Kiva - loans that change lives

As Oxygen Worldwide we are a medical oxygen supplier for people traveling on holiday, business or to visit family and friends from Italy, Croatia, France to Portugal, Czech republic, Poland and Japan – to name a few countries of the world!
But even in our busy schedule as we are a business that operates a service 365 days of the year and 24 hours; since 2007 we help change lives and this was one of our latest donation:
This is an update on your loan to Marys Aminta Paredes Perez in Nicaragua.
Thanks to you and 27 other Kiva Lenders, the $900.00 loan request in Nicaragua has been 100% funded.
This loan will be used for the purpose of: to buy underwear, pants, blouses, dresses, suits, camisoles and skirts.
Over the 14 months of this loan, Kiva’s Field Partner in Nicaragua, Fundación Leon 2000, will be collecting repayments from this entrepreneur and posting progress updates on the Kiva website:
http://www.kiva.org/lend/331135
Thanks for lending to the world’s working poor on Kiva!
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. You can lend as little as $25 to a borrower that you choose.
I wanted to let you know about Kiva (www.kiva.org), a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe.
You choose who to lend to – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq – and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It’s a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.
Find out how Kiva works and watch the below video:


How Kiva Works from Kiva on Vimeo.
Join me on Kiva. A $25 loan can change a life! http://kiva.org/i/M0qlohT4I

Cyprus – Breathtaking

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cyprus

It’s the stepping stone to three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. The
island has a rich dramatic history that can be traced back over nine thousand
years.. Floating on the waters of the European Mediterranean, but pointing
longingly towards the shores of Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is an odd
mixture. It is a kaleidoscopic blend: its cultural influences are dominated by
Western Europe, but its geographic proximity to Asia and Africa gives it more
than just a hint of the East. Long coveted by mainland Greece and Turkey, this
small island has its own definite and beguiling character.
Because of this historic and legendary background it is no surprise that Cyprus has developed a character which is quite unique.
Many spend their holidays ‘to see the natural beauty that ranges from golden
beaches and rugged coastlines to rolling hills and forest clad mountains,
dotted with picturesque villages.’ Travel to Cyprus and you will have an
unforgettable holiday.
Oxygen Worldwide supplies medical oxygen in holiday destinations like Cyprus,
France, Spain and Turkey but also worldwide. Contact us for any oxygen travel
service.

Oxygen Worldwide goes outer space with moondust

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outerspace with oxygen

Imagine the future when the universe becomes so advanced and astronauts can make their own oxygen, fuel and water from lunar rocks and soil. Is this possible? Well yes. The key motivation of these experiments is the fact that almost half the moon, by weight, is made of oxygen – the singular most important element that we care about the most.
The above may seem ludicrous but already there is a chance of it becoming reality. Representatives from NASA space centres, and engineers from the Canadian and German space agencies, have made a well motivated travel to the site, making this field test a true global effort. A NASA-developed rover called SCARAB showed how a prospecting rover could dig beneath the dusty lunar surface to process soil in order to extract oxygen. Larger systems could produce oxygen from greater quantities of moon soil.
The challenge is to replicate those conditions as closely as possible to ensure that the test results will be a true reflection of how these instruments will perform on the moon.
Oxygen Worldwide does not yet supply medical oxygen on the moon but we do our best business on Earth, helping normal people enjoy their everyday lives. Furthermore we can help make special moments even more memorable as our travel and holiday services can cater for your every need.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us because we know we can make a difference to you.
 

Oxygen Worldwide plays their part in Japan.

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flying with medical oxygen

The recent tragic events in Japan have shocked the world. Back in March an earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.9, rocked the east coast of the Asian nation sending the country into panic. The tsunami that followed, with waves up to ten metres, decimated large areas causing deaths to thousands. What followed is even more worrying as nuclear power stations were destroyed meaning many more millions of Japanese are at risk from nuclear radiation. The world, quite rightly, has huddled round to help their friends in need.
Rescue teams have been sent to help with find an estimated 14,736 people that originally deemed missing. The re-building work will take time as the ruins continue to be surveyed as scenes of devastation are still evident. This is why portable, medical oxygen is more important than ever. With the air being breached from the debris and dirt disturbed by the quake, for the rescued and the rescuers the need for clean oxygen is a must. Oxygen Worldwide can play their part in ensuring the health and safety of everyone by providing fresh, clean liquid oxygen, and at the risk of sounding morbid it’s important to explain why.
For everyone involved in the rescue mission, the contaminated air heightens the risk of contracting such respiratory diseases as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The need for readily available medical oxygen is vital. For the rescue teams they are admirably risking their health to save others, and for the rescued the risks of being stuck for days on end are catastrophic.
Portable medical oxygen can battle can against the risks for everyone involved in making Japan regain its identity. Portable medical oxygen is something Oxygen Worldwide excels in. The whole setup is simple but so effective. Order the oxygen, travel, receive the oxygen. They want to keep people healthy. Imagine being rescued in Japan. Stuck for days breathing in dirty air, feeling the lungs become contaminated. I’m no expert on the matter but I’m sure that first burst of fresh oxygen could make all the difference.
This is of course taking Oxygen Worldwide’s uses to the extreme but if you are travelling to Japan, whether it be to see loved ones or on business, and rely on medical oxygen then this oxygen travel service can ease you through your trip.
It will take a long time before Japan returns to the colourful nation that we have become accustomed to but with the simple method of making medical oxygen readily available, Oxygen Worldwide can play its part.