PEDIATRIC OXYGEN THERAPY: A CLINICAL UPDATE

Authors

  • Anwarul Haque Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
  • Munaza Rizvi Aga Khan University Hospital, Karach
  • Fehmina Arif Dow Health Science University, Karachi

Abstract

Oxygen therapy is a life-saving, medical intervention in the management of hospitalized children. The goal of oxygen therapy is to prevent or treat tissue hypoxia. Oxygen should be prescribed according to the principles of drug prescription, however, use of oxygen in clinical practice is often inappropriate without knowledge of its potential risks and benefits. This article summarizes practical aspects of clinical use of oxygen in terms of indication, administration, and monitoring, weaning, discontinuation and oxygen toxicity to rationalize therapy and achieve maximum benefits.Keywords: Oxygen, administration, device, children

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2016-08-28