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#1 Tue, 08/03/2016 - 20:19
SteveWalker
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Free oxygen Demand Valves

Hi all

Just in case you are not aware Baywater Health Care (Oxygen Suppliers) have in the last few days been able to supply demand valves on receipt of a revised HOOF form free of charge. I don't know about other suppliers but it would certainly be worth checking with your local supplier.

Steve Walker

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 06:46
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Hoorah! Not before time...fantastic news and hope this is rolled out countrywide.

H.

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 10:01
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Hi Steve

Well this really is news!  Have you received  your demand valve yet?  And can you let us know how the HOOF form was revised, please?  The only revision we are aware of is one for the particular cylinder that is needed to use with a demand valve - the cylinder needs a Schrader connector for the demand valve to connect to. 

Val.

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 08:58 (Reply to #3)
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Hi

Tha Hoof form was completed by the specialist headaches nurse at the hospital. Special white oxygen cylinders were delivered with a special regulator and a schader valve. The regulator has two connections one for the schader valve and another for the usual connection we are used too. The problem I have is that to get the increased amount of oxygen (up to 200 ltrs per minute) you have to press a button on the back of the valve. This is extremely hard to press so you are unable to hold it for long and during an attack is even more difficult. I think this needs a modification and a switch fitted for increased flow. Don't know if others are having a similar experience bur would be interesting to know. It is most frustrating having an increased flow at your finger tips and not being able to have full benefit from it.

Steve Walker

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 14:24
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Hi Steve

Thank you for letting us know about this. I see what you mean about the button being difficult to use over a long time. My area is served by Baywater and I have just received two of the white bottles you describe with the demand valves. I also had two white portable bottles delivered but without an additional valve / mask. Does anyone know where I can buy one from myself?

thanks in advance

James 

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 17:56 (Reply to #5)
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Hi James

As You have the same provider I would contact them to ask why you do not have the additional valve to allow the use of the high flow and 15 ltr usage. I'm sure they will resolve this for you

Best regards

Steve

Steve Walker

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 21:13
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Just to let people know BOC are not supplying Demand valves at present, but are aware of the need for them, and should be avaliable soon, and will be letting GP's and Neurology dept's know as soon as they are avaliable.

Mike

 

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:13
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Double post - sorry

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:13
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My Doctor has been trying to find the correct description or part code for the demand valve to prescribe it for me.

She has checked available information and even spoken to the oxygen suppliers for me but still has not been able to determine the exact product/model required.

thankfully It's not a fight to get it but finding the right one is more difficult than i first thought.

Can anyone provide the info or point me in the right direction

thanks

Conrad

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 16:09
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Steve if  your demand valve has the mouthpiece there is no need to press the button at the back of the valve, that is just to test that the oxygen is coming through.  The demand valve has an automatic shut off that stops the oxygen flow when you breathe out and it opens up again when you breathe in.  you use it in the same way ladies would who are using gas and air in child birth!

 

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 18:56 (Reply to #10)
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Val this has been a interesting post for me

i have my own demand valve for a few years with no problem, I had my tank replaced to white one a few months ago, a small problem at time getting the hose fitted ! Bit got it sorted out !

as I have been using oxygen recently ( mouth piece) I don't think? It's got same strength of flow

didnt know about button to test thanks for that info, 

i have been meaning to phone supplies for a call out.

Elma

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