Intensive care clinicians' opinion of conservative oxygen therapy (SpO₂ 90-92%) for mechanically ventilated patients.

@article{Eastwood2014IntensiveCC,
  title={Intensive care clinicians' opinion of conservative oxygen therapy (SpO₂ 90-92%) for mechanically ventilated patients.},
  author={Glenn Matthew Eastwood and L. T. Peck and Helen L Young and Satoshi Suzuki and Mercedes Delgado Garc{\'i}a and Rinaldo Bellomo},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          120-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the ICU, SpO2≥96% are regularly targeted implying that more oxygen may be given than desirable. To reduce exposure to hyperoxia a conservative oxygen therapy protocol (targeted SpO2 90-92% using lowest FiO2) for mechanically ventilated patients was introduced in a single tertiary ICU in September 2012. OBJECTIVES To describe intensive care clinicians' opinion of conservative oxygen therapy for mechanically ventilated adult patients. METHODS A structured multi-choice… CONTINUE READING
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