What are the general instructions for oxygen therapy?

Do not use oxygen around anything that could spark or easily cause a fire. Do not smoke or let others smoke while you are using oxygen. Put up “no smoking” signs in your home. Do not use oxygen near open flames, such as candles, fireplaces, gas stoves, or hot water heaters.

What are the 3 oxygen delivery methods?


  • Endotracheal tube (ETT) insertion (intubation)
  • Supraglottic airway (e.g. laryngeal mask airway [LMA], i-Gel)
  • How is oxygen administered step by step?


    1. Check client’s identification against physician’s order.
    2. Insert flow meter into wall unit.
    3. Attach humidifier to flow meter.
    4. Attach oxygen tubing to humidifier.
    5. Set oxygen to prescribed rate.
    6. Ensure the oxygen is flowing through the tubing.

    What are the methods of oxygen administration?

    Low flow delivery method

    • Simple face mask.
    • Non re-breather face mask (mask with oxygen reservoir bag and one-way valves which aims to prevent/reduce room air entrainment)
    • Nasal prongs (low flow)
    • Tracheostomy mask.
    • Tracheostomy HME connector.
    • Isolette – neonates (usually for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit only)

    What are the signs that a person needs oxygen?

    When you aren’t getting enough oxygen, you’ll experience a host of symptoms, including:

    • rapid breathing.
    • shortness of breath.
    • fast heart rate.
    • coughing or wheezing.
    • sweating.
    • confusion.
    • changes in the color of your skin.

    What are indications for oxygen therapy?

    The most readily accepted indication for supplemental oxygenation is hypoxemia or decreased levels of oxygen in the blood. For the otherwise healthy patient, oxygen saturation targets are generally at 92 to 98%.

    What is the maximum amount of oxygen a patient can be given?

    The more recent advice from Siemieniuk et al7 is to aim even lower with an upper limit of 96% for all patients on supplemental oxygen therapy, a target range of 90–94% for most patients, and a target range as low as 90–92% for some conditions such as stroke or myocardial infarction.

    What machine is used for oxygen therapy?

    A pulse oximeter is a commonly used portable device used to obtain a patient’s oxygen saturation level at the bedside or in a clinic.

    When do you administer oxygen therapy?

    Oxygen is indicated for all breathless patients. Oxygen is indicated in a patient with saturation 98% on room air. Oxygen is indicated in a patient who is suffering an acute MI who has saturation of 90%. Oxygen should be given to all patients having an acute stroke regardless of oxygen saturation.

    When is oxygen therapy needed?

    Home oxygen therapy is helpful when your level is 88 percent or less. Some people only need extra oxygen at certain times. For example, your doctor may tell you to use oxygen therapy when you exercise or sleep, or if your blood oxygen is 88 percent or less.

    When do you apply oxygen therapy?

    How do I know if I need oxygen Covid?

    Warning signs of a low oxygen level include trouble breathing, confusion, difficulty waking up, and bluish lips or face. Adults may have chest pain that doesn’t go away. Children may flare their nostrils, grunt while breathing, or be unable to drink or eat. Some COVID-19 patients may show no symptoms at all.

    When to use oxygen therapy?

    Oxygen therapy is the use of oxygen as medical intervention to maintain enough oxygen in conditions such as hypoxia, hypoxemia, and other related conditions SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES

    How to administer oxygen therapy?

    Changing the oxygen delivery equipment

  • Adjusting the amount of oxygen
  • Changing how often oxygen is used
  • Using a humidifier or nasal spray
  • When do you need oxygen therapy?

    Your doctor will give you a prescription that spells out how much oxygen you need per minute and when you need to get it. Some people may need oxygen therapy only when they exercise or sleep. Others may need it all day long.

    Why do we need oxygen therapy?

    rapid breathing

  • shortness of breath
  • fast heart rate
  • coughing or wheezing
  • sweating
  • confusion
  • changes in the color of your skin