Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

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Oxygen is one of the most common used drug in emergency medicine and when it is used judiciously in the treatment of hypoxemia it undoubtedly saves life. However, oxygen is often used inappropriately and the dangers of over-oxygenation are unappreciated. Routine oxygen administration is a medical intervention that can be for a variety of purposes in both chronic and acute patients. A normal air rate is composed of 20.95% oxygen by volume and it is essential for cell metabolism in return tissue oxygenation is essential for all normal physiological function. Administering oxygen medical treatment in both chronic and acute cases can be used in the hospital, pre-hospital or entirely out of hospital but depending on the needs of the patient and …show more content…
Yet physicians that used hyperbaric oxygen therapy had made a bad rep for the treatment with some high-profile poor choices. Due to these setbacks oxygen therapy in the supplemental form of oxygen continues to be a highly common and very successful treatment for many …show more content…
These general diseases include asthma, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, influenza and pulmonary fibrosis. Oxygen therapy is the routine performed for these diseases in their later stages to be treated. A normal blood saturation level is 95-97% but when an individual’s level fall below the 90% level a physician will prescribe oxygen therapy. Oxygen in the gas cylinders doesn't expel any heat into the environment, the cylinders are portable able to carry and travel with and yet doesn’t require electricity. For most patients this form of oxygen given is always beneficial in case they need to get around they will use a mobile tank called a portable oxygen concentrator cylinder with them without the worry of and electrical outlet to plug it into. They are best suitable for patient with chronic lung disease and or patient with

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