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    Posted: July 20 2009 at 6:39am
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICAL GRADE O2 and industrial GRADE FOR TORCHES?
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Blood oxygen levels can vary from day to day depending upon your lung condition and other medical problems. In the hospital setting, oxygen measurement is often done on several occasions when someone is quite ill. For home oxygen, measurement is often is made after recovery from any acute medical problem when medical treatment is stable and no infection is present. The amount of oxygen is expressed as a flow rate, in liters per minute (usually between one and four liters per minute). It will also be recommended the number of hours per day during which the oxygen should be used. Taking arterial blood, usually from an artery in the wrist does measurement of blood oxygen. If the oxygen level (PO2) or the oxygen saturation is low, home oxygen may be prescribed. A repeat blood sample may also be taken while oxygen is being given.
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Good question skylight. Can you use commercial O2 for a sick person. I know that when my late husband was on lots of O2 when he was dying we had a regulator that told us on the top regulator how much O2 was being dispensed.

I think that would be the problem no way to know how much O2 the person was getting.

Anyone out there know the reason we could not use commercial O2 for a sick person at home?
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