In ELFT, patients may require treatment with oxygen for:
> Emergencies – to treat a unwell patient whilst waiting for ambulance
> End of Life care (if patient already maintained on Oxygen)
> People with long term Oxygen use eg COPD
- Oxygen is a drug and should be prescribed and administered correctly
- Hyperoxaemia (high blood-oxygen levels) can be detrimental to some patients
- Careful titration of oxygen to appropriate target ranges enhances patient safety
- Safe use, handling and storage of oxygen, for both cylinders and piped gases is essential to ensure patients and staff are safe
Emergency Use of Oxygen
Oxygen use in emergency situations is covered in the intermediate life support (ILS) course. Courses can be booked via OLM.
Nursing teams identified:
- All registered inpatient nurses mental health and physical health
- Staff based at East Ham Care Centre will receive face-to-face training.