The Oxymizer® is a disposable reservoir cannula. It is the simplest conserving device available today, operating without electronics, batteries, switches or flow controls.
How can the Oxymizer® achieve a savings ratio of up to 4:1?
It’s quite simple. The Oxymizer® allows decreasing the patient’s liter flow while providing adequate oxygen saturation.
For example, if a patient requires a 2 lpm setting, the Oxymizer® allows you to lower the flow to 0.5 lpm without compromising oxygenation.
In this example, this represents an oxygen savings of 75%!
How is this possible? By storing oxygen during exhalation and delivering an enriched bolus in addition to continuous flow upon inhalation, the Oxymizer® requires less oxygen than a standard cannula.