The Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) Home Oxygen Program provides funding towards the cost of prescribed home oxygen therapy for clients who meet the program criteria. Testing for the program is provided through qualified Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) health professionals who are trained in home oxygen testing. Assessment and treatment is delivered through private oxygen suppliers contracted by Saskatchewan Health.
Lung Saskatchewan is contracted by SAIL to provide education/tester training, tester support, rural nocturnal oxygen testing, home oxygen testing information, and resources for health professionals and clients throughout Saskatchewan.
Health professionals can attend a workshop and complete the Tester Quiz to receive their home oxygen tester number and be certified to complete home oxygen testing. Home Oxygen Workshops are offered multiple times a year via Zoom. This is for certification or re-certification. Re-certification is recommended every two years.
Testers are responsible to also review the full Saskatchewan Aids to Independent SAIL Home Oxygen Policy and any other local SHA policy and procedures.
Saskatchewan Health Professionals
Patients and Public
Oxygen is a controlled drug and must be perscribed by a physician. If you think you may need home oxygen, please speak to your doctor.
Lung Saskatchewan has patient support groups to provide a forum where patients, caregivers, and their families can come together in a safe environment to ask questions, share experiences and offer support to each other. If you are interested in joining these groups, find out more at: www.lungsask.ca/lungs/programs-support/support-groups.
Where To Get Help
- Tester Support & Testing Questions
Jaimie Peters, MN, RN, CRE
- Email: email@example.com
- Call or SMS: 306-370-9012
- Fax: 306-343-7007
- Tester Support Group: www.facebook.com/groups/SKHomeOxygenTesters
- Client Funding & Guidelines
Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL)
1-888-787-8996 | Regina: 306-787-8996 | Fax: 306-787-8679
Home Oxygen Policy: publications.saskatchewan.ca/#/products/11690
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