FAQs regarding the new FAA guidelines for portable oxygen concentrators

By Lanier Hogan, CAIRE Inc. Product Manager Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Why can’t I find my portable oxygen concentrator listed on the FAA site? As of August 22, 2016, the FAA requires portable oxygen concentrator manufacturers to perform a self-certification and any POCs released after that date will no longer get added to the... Continue Reading →

Uncle Jim’s next adventure (doctors … chemo … and now radiation …)

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Palliative: adjective (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition. Palliative Care – Care afforded to a patient of a chronic disease to offer comfort and an increased level of quality of life. This kind of care does... Continue Reading →

Are you being effective, influential, or even approachable in the way you go about your day and life?

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  Part Two ~ In the first part we talked about becoming a little more independent versus dependent. Whether it is in a business, family, or health – improving your environment or illness journey. Someone said to me once, that to become successful in... Continue Reading →

Uncle Jim’s next adventure (or, basement work and my cancer proceeds apace)

Contributed by Jim Nelson, consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~ Well, my new basement is progressing nicely, thanks mostly to a gentleman contractor by the name of Kirk who actually knows what he is doing. Not long ago I decided to do the framing and the electrical and the plumbing myself, something my wife, Mary, and... Continue Reading →

Are you being effective, influential, or even approachable in the way you go about your day and life?

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  Part One ~ I was at my daughter’s Leadership Breakfast this past week. Being an 8th grader and waiting for the next big step towards high school can be and is a big thing. Her school has these recognition type events to help... Continue Reading →

Ask questions, they come in spurts, answers shouldn’t

Contributed by Bob Rawlins, oxygen user and consultant to CAIRE Inc. ~  So lately, when I have been volunteering at the hospital, or working out in my pulmonary therapy sessions, and even just walking around the neighborhood, there have been many questions about my oxygen therapy and the current machine I might be carrying that... Continue Reading →

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