Oxygen Therapy and Basic Respiratory Care

Abstract

Oxygen in air exists in a diatomic molecular form (O2, molecular weight [MW] 16 g/mol) that, at standard temperature and pressure, is a colorless, odorless gas. The diatomic molecular state is the form that we administer to our patients as a respiratory gas, either pure oxygen or in mixtures with air or helium (heliox), and is that form most commonly… (More)

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