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Free Download of First Oxy-phile Book Available

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January 14, 2011

Last year friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Tom Petty decided to finish “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2,” a sequel to his first book for oxygen users, “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile.” Dr. Petty had been working on “Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2” to help home oxygen users continue to live life to the fullest, at the time of his death.

“Adventures of an Oxy-Phile2” is now available for sale on Also, the website offers a free download of the first edition, “Adventures of An Oxy-Phile,” which has been out of print for the last year or so.

“We hope you will let your oxygen patients know about these great resources and how they can help them cope with the challenges of living life with supplemental oxygen,” says Louise Nett, RN, RRT, FAARC, who worked closely with Dr. Petty in the National Lung Health Education Program for many years. “Consider how you can incorporate either the entire first book or portions of it into your discharge planning process, perhaps as a handout for patients going home on oxygen for the first time. The website’s free download of the first Oxy-Phile book will make this easy to do.”

The second book offers stories by more patients who have done amazing things while on oxygen, plus chapters by respiratory therapists and other health professionals who go over the latest developments in oxygen use. “It can assist your patients in their journey to fit home oxygen into an active lifestyle,” says Nett.