Home Oxygen Therapy Fact Sheet

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Home Oxygen Booklet

The Home Oxygen Booklet has been developed by Lung Foundation Australia as a resource for those with a chronic lung condition, who have recently been prescribed home oxygen therapy, or may be prescribed it in the near future.

Inside you will find information about:

  • Home oxygen therapy works
  • The equipment that is used
  • Practical tips others have found helpful
  • The answers to some commonly asked questions

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LFA Home Oxygen Book (3 MB)

A series of Practical Support Tools has also been developed that will further help those on Home Oxygen Therapy.

These are:

Your power blackout action plan (236 KB)

Your equipment checklists:

Choosing a portable oxygen concentrator (181 KB) Choosing a portable oxygen cylinder (257 KB) Practical Support Tools (189 KB) Your equipment checklists - Other Considerations (122 KB) Your equipment checklists - What to ask supplier (398 KB)

The information in this booklet is largely aimed at adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as this is one of the most common adult lung diseases that can lead to the need for home oxygen therapy.  People with other chronic lung conditions may also find this booklet helpful.

This publication can be downloaded or you can purchase a copy of this resource by emailing enquiries@lungfoundation.com.au or calling 1 800 654 301 or download the Patient Education Brochure Order Form



The COPD National Program receives unrestricted sponsorship towards the development of training and resources from the following companies:

Foundation Partners:

Principal Partners:

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Supporting Partners:


GlaxoSmithKline sponsorship is specific to the following activities:  $7,000 CPAG (website, patient stories, support group); $8,800 Review, redesign and reprinting of patient resources (COPD DL brochure; Oxygen Booklet and Save Your Breath booklet); $44,200 Lungs in Action program.