Oxygen

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

• understand how to prescribe oxygen therapy

• understand what hypoxaemia is

• understand the different devices used to deliver oxygen

• optimise oxygen delivery

• understand the limitations of pulse oximetry

• understand the difference between "CO2 retention" from uncontrolled oxygen therapy and hypercapnic respiratory failure owing to other reasons

• apply this to your clinical practice

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