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Oxygen therapy 274

Prompt and correct use of oxygen therapy underpins the management of nearly all respiratory emergencies. Time spent familiarizing yourself with local policy and equipment can prove invaluable in the emergency situation.

The underlying goal of oxygen therapy is to deliver the tissues with an adequate supply to fulfil their metabolic requirement. Key to this process is the delivery of oxygen (DO...

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