Your travel Checklist

A checklist for those traveling with portable oxygen concentrators

travel checklist for medical oxygen

 

□ Ask your doctor before traveling
Check with your doctor for travel clearance, especially if you’ve been hospitalized recently.

□ Complete the paperwork
You may need a letter from your doctor that verifies all of your medications, including oxygen.

□ Take a copy of your oxygen prescription
You will need to show your prescription to travel personnel, so be sure to carry it with you.

□ Take contact info for your Doctor: ________________________________________________
Phone: _____________________________

Respiratory Therapist: ____________________________________
Phone: _____________________________

Oxygen Supplier: ________________________________________
Phone: _____________________________

Home Healthcare Representative: ___________________________
Phone: _____________________________

□ Take enough medication to last the entire trip
Remember to pack all medication and supplies in your carry-on bag and keep a list of medications with you at all times.

□ Wear emergency medical identification

□ Contact your home healthcare company
Tell them where you are going so they can assist in arranging for oxygen when you reach your destination.

□ Know how to use your portable oxygen concentrator
Try operating on all types of power: AC, DC, battery. Test how long your batteries last at your dosage or liter flow level.

□ Contact your travel carrier
Call your airline, cruise ship or bus company before departure to check for any special requirements.

 

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