Debunking myths: can you over-oxygenate a child?
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Debunking myths: can you over-oxygenate a child?

Elizabeth Carr Staff nurse, Paediatrics at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincoln

First in a new series on questions raised by children’s nurses, this focuses on administering oxygen safely

There are often inconsistencies in practice when oxygen is given and in what the desired oxygen level of children should be. The goal of oxygen administration is to achieve adequate tissue oxygenation, but is there a danger of giving too much oxygen?

Nursing Children and Young People. 32, 5, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.32.5.13.s11

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