Oxygen therapy in cardiology: Local prescribing experience at a large regional cardiac centre

Garg, Pankaj ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5483-169X and Lekarz, Jakub Lagan (2010) Oxygen therapy in cardiology: Local prescribing experience at a large regional cardiac centre. Internet Journal of Cardiology, 9 (2). p. 1. ISSN 1528-834X

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Oxygen is a prescribed drug which is widely used in cardiac care. Its inappropriate use can have harmful effects to the patients and would be less cost effective. Aim: This study was carried out to gain an insight into clinical practice of prescribing oxygen therapy in busy cardiology unit and whether it's affecting patient care.Method:We prospectively audited twenty patients in different Cardiology Wards: two acute and two non acute wards over 2 months. Oxygen indication, mode of delivery, documentation in case notes and prescriptions on drug charts were studied. Conclusion:Oxygen was poorly prescribed. No patients were prescribed oxygen on drug chart and very few patients (5 patients; 25%) had documentation of oxygen therapy in case notes. Nasal prongs were the most preferred mode of delivery for oxygen. Review of current best practice and UK/European guidance on use of oxygen in acute cardiac care has also been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute oxygen therapy,audit,behaviour,hypoxia,oxygen,prescription,cardiology and cardiovascular medicine ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2705
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 13:31
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 16:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/87842

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