Low-flow oxygen therapy in intensive care: an observational study.

@article{Eastwood2011LowflowOT,
  title={Low-flow oxygen therapy in intensive care: an observational study.},
  author={Glenn Matthew Eastwood and Brendan O'Connell and Julie Considine},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={269-78}
}
BACKGROUND There is scant published evidence that explains how ICU nurses' manage low-flow oxygen therapy; and, hence little is known about how low-flow oxygen therapy is delivered on a daily basis. AIM The aims of this study were first to observe how ICU nurses' manage low-flow oxygen therapy and then to compare observed nursing practice on the management of oxygen therapy with patients' documented measures of oxygen saturation (SpO2) and respiratory rate (RR). METHOD From May to July 2009… CONTINUE READING