respiratory
COPD

Paramedics over-oxygenating COPD patients


The majority of COPD patients arriving at hospital by ambulance are given too much oxygen, research shows. The study of 263 patients found 222 (84.4%) had an SpO2 reading of ≥93% at the last ambulance reading despite guidelines recommending oxygen therapy be carefully titrated to achieve oxygen saturations of between 88% and 92%. Of particular concern was the finding ...

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