Oxygen

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Oxygen
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2013-08-10 14:19:48
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  1. Oxygen
         (a) Name
         (b) Classification
        
    • (a) Oxygen
    • (b) Gas (21% composition of room air)
    •      Oxidizer
  2. Oxygen
         Action
    • Increases concentration of oxygen
    •       available at the alveolar/capillary level     Essential component of aerobic metabolism
  3. Oxygen
         (a) Indications
         (b) Contraindications
        
    • (a) Hypoxia, Dyspnea
    •      Chest pain of myocardial origin
    •      Respiratory Arrest/Failure
    •      Variety of conditions that result in
    •       hypoxemia
    • (b) None (see precautions)
  4. Oxygen
         Adverse Effects
    • Dry eyes/mucous membranes
    • Nose bleeds
  5. Oxygen
         Administration
    • Nasal Cannula    2-6lpm       23-44%
    • Simple Mask      8-15lpm     40-60%
    • NRB Mask          6-15lpm     60-95%
    • BVM w/res         10-15lpm   60-95%
  6. Oxygen
         (a) Onset
         (b) Duration
    • (a) Immediate-2mins
    • (b) Up to 30 mins
  7. Oxygen
         Precautions
    • Observe patients for changes in respiratory
    •  status
    • Patients with COPD may have a decrease in
    •  hypoxic drive
    • Do not use around potential ignition sources
    • Do not withhold oxygen from any patient
    •  in distress

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