Portable Oxygen: A User's Perspective

A Tribute
 We often forget that behind every great website, is a driven person
- - -  a person who devotes countless energies to providing us with the
guidance, knowledge and skills needed for us to be able to lead a
better quality of life. On June 14th 2007, Peter Mason Wilson (Pete)
passed on after a lengthy bout with pneumonia. Pete's website
www.portableoxygen.org is reputed to be the ultimate resource for
information on Oxygen, its usage and especially the equipment
available to us.

Pete, born in New York, NY on March 14, 1934, lived in New York,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Georgia during his undergraduate
years. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in
Industrial Management, Pete's true love and drive for the
educational field began to take shape. In 1965, he received his
masters degree in Mathematics Education, and later, in 1975 his Ph.D
in Design & Management of Postsecondary Education from Florida
State. Majoring in Instructural Design utilizing multimedia took
Pete into some very interesting and challenging educational areas.
Later, as Pete developed COPD, he teamed up with his wife Lois, who
also had received her degree in Instructional Design, to begin to
create educational materials about Oxygen.

On June 5, 2000 Pete created PortableOxygen.org, the start of what
we know today to be the most complete and comprehensive resource for Oxygen users. Later, along with Lois, his wife of 50 years, Pete
began to create DVDs about Oxygen use. Some of these DVDs are
currently in the final reviewing stages. Several will become
available in the near future - the culmination of Pete's drive to
educate through the use of multimedia.

Pete's vision and drive have provided us with such a valuable
resource. Lois has already taken the steps necessary to insure that
this valuable asset, Pete's life's work, will not be lost.
Provisions are in place to insure that we will have access
to the information that we need and depend on.

Rest well my friend - for you have a huge following of admirers
who will benefit from your dedication, for years to come


Using this Web Site

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  Web www.portableoxygen.org



Oximeters: Part 1 of 2
Oximeters: Part 2 of 2  
Transtrachael Oxygen (TTO2) "Scoop"

  Oxygen Without "Nose Hoses"
LifeStyle Issues
NEW New Medicare Guidelines for Oxygen
  Information on Flying When You Have Lung Disease

Why Product Prices Not Shown Here?

Understanding Your Breathing

The Good, Bad, and Ugly About Oxygen Therapy

Replacing Cannulas, Tubing & Other Disposables

Mobility for the Oxygen User
Options for the Active High-Flow User

Flying with Oxygen

Motoring with Oxygen 

Portable Oxygen: Weights and Durations
Featuring portables weigh less than 5 pounds and last longer than 5 hours.
Safety Issues

Rosemarie's Story by Rosemarie Leatham (Whitedove)

Safe Handling of Portables

Packing for Safety

Smoking & Oxygen: A Terrible Mixture  

Smoker Denied Access to Oxygen

Smoker's Home Destroyed and Neighbor Injured 

Smoker Dies in House Fire 

Smoking Shortens Oxygen Patient's Life 

Oxygen Is Not Flammable

Oxygen Stops, Patient Dies

Preparing for Power Outage

Oxygen Shortens Patient's Life

User Obligation & Liability
Oxygen Suppliers

About Oxygen Providers

Selecting a Provider

Is Your Provider Accredited?

What Other Users Say About Oxygen While Traveling
Oxygen Concentrators




Concentrators: Portable & Transportable
  Contains review of portable oxygen concentrators

 Compare 9 different Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Home Use: Compressed, Liquid, or Concentrator?
Making O2 at Home: The Homefill Concentrator
Making O2 at Home: The Total O2 Concentrator
Oxygen Portables

Portable Use: Compressed, Liquid, or Concentrator?

Liquid Portables

Compressed Portables--Pick Your Conserver

Compressed Oxygen--Pick Your Size Cylinder

Tomorrow's Cylinders, Today

What Do the Numbered Settings Really Mean?
Motoring with Oxygen
What Users REALLY Want 

About Pete Wilson
Results: Oxygen Therapy Survey

Survey of Educational Resources Available to Oxygen Users  
The Voices of Others

Bill Horden

Mark Mangus

Bob McCoy & Peter Bliss

Tom Petty, M.D.

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Last Modified: December 26, 2013

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