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If you are on o2 for COPD and are traveling in a wide body jet that depressurizes, what do you do?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Take O2 with you

Most aircrafts are pressurized to 10, 000 feet or less even if cruising at much higher altitude.
You will need oxygen on board. Contact your airline for a list of approved devices. They will request an attestation from your doctor. Take the list of approved devices to your oxygen provider, they will get one for you or tell you where to get it. Have a nice trip.

In brief: Take O2 with you

Most aircrafts are pressurized to 10, 000 feet or less even if cruising at much higher altitude.
You will need oxygen on board. Contact your airline for a list of approved devices. They will request an attestation from your doctor. Take the list of approved devices to your oxygen provider, they will get one for you or tell you where to get it. Have a nice trip.
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
If a plane depressurizes everyone is in trouble! Wearing oxygen already means you won't need to put on a mask that drops for other passengers, but you could just to be safe.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Depends the altitude

Depends the altitude.
With an accident of pressurization, there will be oxygen for everybody, including patients with lung problems.

In brief: Depends the altitude

Depends the altitude.
With an accident of pressurization, there will be oxygen for everybody, including patients with lung problems.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Testing

Hypoxia testing in the pft lab is the gold standard at 15% of oxygen.

In brief: Testing

Hypoxia testing in the pft lab is the gold standard at 15% of oxygen.
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