Prescription and Administration of Oxygen in Adults CA4062 v5

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Overview

To ensure all patients who require supplementary oxygen receive therapy appropriate to their clinical condition BTS guideline; Thorax 2008

To ensure oxygen therapy is prescribed administered monitored and recorded  according to a target oxygen saturation range measured by pulse oximetry SpO2

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Date Uploaded
09.06.2016
Date Review
07.06.2019
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