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Administration of oxygen therapy
Sarah McGloin Senior lecturer, University Campus Suffolk, Faculty of Health, Wellbeing and Science, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich
This article aims to increase nurses’ knowledge of the safe administration of oxygen therapy in acute care. The administration and potential complications associated with delivery of oxygen to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and type II respiratory failure are discussed.
Nursing Standard. 22, 21,46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.01.22.21.46.c6416
Published in print: 29 January 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review