Respiratory Products from Medline at Home
Breathing easy isn’t always so easy for those with a chronic respiratory or health condition. That’s where our respiratory products can help. Medline is a leading manufacturer and supplier to hospitals and healthcare settings worldwide and now we’re making some of our most popular products available to you on Medline atHome. Shop our large selection of supplies for oxygen therapy, asthma treatment and tracheostomy care including Medline Soft-Touch Cannulas with curved, non-flared nasal prongs to help minimize the likelihood of irritation and soreness. Find tracheostomy care products plus humidifiers and pulse oximeters too.
Below you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about specialty respiratory care products.
What are respiratory products?
Respiratory products are medical items that help with breathing. They include items used for acute or emergency care (nebulizers, tubing, masks, etc.), airway management (oxygen, tracheostomy, etc.), as well as therapeutic devices (PAP devices, humidifiers, etc.) and pulmonary function testing tools (spirometer). These items are used by EMTs, paramedics, ER doctors, pulmonologists and other medical professionals as well as people living with asthma, COPD and other progressive diseases.
What is a pulse oximeter?
A pulse oximeter is an easy-to-use medical diagnostic tool that measures oxygen saturation in the blood. Over-the-counter pulse oximeters for personal monitoring have become especially popular during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Medline bestseller: Medline High-Impact Finger Pulse Oximeter HCSFSATSPORT
What is a nasal cannula?
A nasal cannula is a medical device designed to deliver supplemental oxygen to someone who is having trouble breathing. The small, flexible tube has two prongs which are designed to sit gently inside the nostrils. The tube is then connected to an oxygen source.
Medline bestseller: Medline Adult Soft-Touch Nasal Cannula with 7-foot Tubing and Standard Connectors HCS4514
What is CPAP? What is it used for?
CPAP stand for continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP machines are typically used by those with sleep apnea or other sleep disorders.
Medline bestseller: Bleep DreamPorts CPAP100382H
What does a humidifier do?
A humidifier adds moisture (vapor or steam) to the air in a dry room for easier breathing. It’s also a simple, non-medicated way to help relieve coughs, sinus irritation, minor congestion and stuffy nose symptoms from cold/flu. People with asthma may find a humidifier helpful, however they should check with their doctor before using. If you have small children or pets, you should use a cool mist humidifier to avoid accidental burns.
* Humidifiers require regular cleaning and maintenance so they don’t grow bacteria or mold.
Medline bestseller: Crane Droplet Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier CRNEE5302H