Traveling with oxygen by train

Travel with oxygen by train

If you have decided to travel with oxygen by train keep in mind that your trip may take several hours or even days, so be well prepared and try to travel with a companion.

In order to have a safe and carefree trip by train while on oxygen therapy, you must be fully prepared for the entire duration of the trip.

Here is a list of some things that you should do in order to travel with oxygen by train:

Before you travel with oxygen by train:

1) Visit your doctor to inform him/her about your trip. Also inform the doctor iftravelwithoxygen.com train there are extreme weather conditions at your destinations (high humidity, extreme cold, extreme hot, high altitude, air pollution) can make breathing even more difficult or/and can worsen your symptoms. Take a new prescription if necessary.

2) Make sure you have all the medicine you need.

3) Make at least one copy of your medicine and oxygen prescription and always have it on you.

4) Do a research for doctors and hospitals at your destination in case you need it.

5) Always have an oximeter on you and check your oxygen levels regularly.

6) If you ‘re travelling abroad, check if your insurance covers you in case of emergency.

7) If you are using oxygen tanks or cylinders, always have more than you will usually use.

8) If you are using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC), fully charge all your batteries.

9) Be sure you have the right power convertors/adaptors.

10) Take your cpap or bipap machine with you, even when you’ re not planning to stay the night.

11) Always be prepared for possible delays and have extra oxygen/batteries with you.

12) If you don’t have your own oxygen device or oxygen tanks, you can always rent. There are companies that can supply you with oxygen devices or tanks almost everywhere in the world.

Booking a ticket for traveling with oxygen by train:

 

1) Find out what is the fastest way to arrive at your destination.

2) Contact the company early, to inform about your oxygen needs and ask their policy and requirements for travelling with oxygen.

2) Ask if you can bring oxygen tanks or cylinders.

3) Ask if there is any doctor’s declaration form that must be submitted.

4) If you’re using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) device, ask if there is power supply on the train that you can use.

5) Book a seat/cabin with a power supply.

6) Even if there is power supply on the train, don’t relay on it and always have extra fully charged batteries packed.

Arriving at the railway station:

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1) Ask from your companion to help you with your luggage.

2) Try to avoid the lines and remember that you have priority.

3) Inform the staff that you are travelling with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) device or oxygen tanks/cylinders.

4) If you have arranged for a rental oxygen device or oxygen tanks/cylinders to wait for you at the station, contact the supplier to inform about your arrival.

Travelling  with oxygen. During the trip by train  :

1) If you are using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) device try to use power supply as much as you can.

2) Always have fully charged extra batteries.

3) Check your oxygen levels with your oximeter regularly.

4) Always place the device properly, and make sure that the air filters are not blocked.

5) Always have your medicine and prescription on you and not in your luggage.

Arriving at your destination:

1) Ask from your companion to help you with your luggage.
2) If you have arranged for a rental oxygen device or oxygen tanks/cylinders to wait for you at the station, contact the supplier to inform about your arrival.
3) Try to avoid lines and remember that you have priority.
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