AdvaCare is a CE, ISO and USFDA manufacturer of Oxygen Masks.
Oxygen masks are used to transfer medication along with oxygen and asthma medication to the trachea and lungs of a patient. They are of two types, oral-nasal masks which cover the nose and mouth and full face masks which cover the whole face.
They are to be used only when they are advised or instructed by the doctor and have to be used within the hospital, clinics or home when necessary.
The masks used in the hospital are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as this material is cheap and disposable. The plastic material makes the face masks transparent which terminates the feeling of claustrophobia in some patients and also provides an assessment of the patient’s face for the medical care provider. The oxygen or supply of medication is either attached via tubing or comes in a bag/cup which is connected to mask itself.
Oxygen masks are used when patients need a higher amount of oxygen than the oxygen available in the environment. Oxygen is transferred from a storage tank or bag to the lungs; it can be used for various severe conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac failure, emergency operations, major trauma, hypothermia, and convulsions. Oxygen masks should always be used under supervision.
Nebulizer masks are used to dispense liquid medication, including relievers, preventers, and oxygen (if patient’s oxygen level is low) in the aerosol droplets form for easy administration. This is inhaled through the mask or the mouthpiece attached. A normal dose of medicine takes 5 to 10 minutes to be inhaled completely.
Nebulizers can be used in emergency situations where the patient is unable to breathe to manage chronic respiratory conditions like COPD, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. It is advised for limited use for asthmatic patients as there are cheaper and faster ways for necessary medication. Nebulizers should be used only when recommended that too under supervision.
Venturi masks which are also known as air-entertainer masks are used to deliver a predetermined oxygen concentration in the trachea, they are used during control oxygen therapy.100% oxygen flows through the mask which draws in a controlled amount of air. Commonly available masks deliver 24, 28, 31, or 40% of oxygen.