Administration of oxygen therapy
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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.

Correspondence s.mcgloin@ucs.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 21,46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.01.22.21.46.c6416

Published in print: 29 January 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review