Improving the safety of oxygen therapy in hospitals: summary of a safety report from the National Patient Safety Agency.


What can we do? The RRR recommended that hospitals minimise the use of oxygen cylinders on wards; check processes for using cylinders in transfer and emergency situations; make pulse oximeters available on wards; remove or cover medical air flow meters when not in regular use; and provide training for relevant staff. The RRR also endorsed the British… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c187