Category list : Hypoxia
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Practical procedures: oxygen therapySubscription
Oxygen therapy can be lifesaving but nurses must know how it works, when to use it, and how to correctly assess and evaluate a patient’s treatment
Treatment of obesity hypoventilation syndromeSubscription
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome affects physical and mental health. Treatment should focus on weight loss but is aided by managing symptoms via non-invasive ventilation
Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbationsSubscription
Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 2Subscription
In part 2 of our focus on oxygen therapy, we look at how developing a spectrum of respiratory support aids the appropriate admininstration of oxygen
Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 1Subscription
Oxygen administration is important and common, but can cause harm. Nurses often have to start patients on oxygen therapy so need a good understanding of its use
Managing hypoxia and hypercapniaSubscription
The main objective when treating hypoxia (a deficiency of oxygen in the tissues) and hypercapnia (a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood) is to give sufficient oxygen to ensure that the patient is safe and his or her condition does not deteriorate.