Oxygen therapy

Edited by Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199226238
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597970 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Oxygen therapy

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This chapter covers oxygen therapy, including clinical indicators of hypoxaemia, acute oxygen therapy, oxygen delivery devices, humidification of acute oxygen therapy, emergency oxygen guidelines, long-term oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry, assessment for LTOT by respiratory team, short-burst oxygen therapy, ambulatory oxygen, oxygen equipment, home oxygen order form (HOOF), and follow-up care.

Chapter.  5379 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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