Prescription and Administration of Oxygen in Adults CA4062 v5
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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