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    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy assists in wound healing by stimulating the blood vessels to dissolve more oxygen throughout the body from the increased administration of oxygen pressure. During this process, bacteria decreases, stem cells and growth factors increases, which promotes rapid wound healing. Side Effect Definition/Describe A. Pneumothorax: Pneumothorax is defined as a collapsed lung due to the presence of gas or air within the thoracic cavity. B. Air Embolism: An air embolism is also known as a “gas bubble,” and can be defined as block in the vascular system due to an air/gas bubble. C. Oxygen Toxicity: Oxygen toxicity is also known as “oxygen poisoning” or…

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    fibrosis damages the lungs and digestive system. Due to Olive's low blood oxygen levels, she was required to have long term oxygen therapy. Not only did the oxygen therapy put her family in a tight spot financially, Olive was raised in a strict environment that demanded complete isolation and showed very little tolerance for imperfections. As a child, Olive was energetic, curious, and much too imaginative for her own good. Her mother constantly worried about her safety and hoped that she would…

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    1. On presentation, this patient’s overdose has resulted in the following symptoms: bradycardia, bradypnea, hypotension, hypothermia, hypoxia, and non-responsive to pain. For this patient, an endotracheal tube would be placed to protect the airway and start mechanical ventilation, since the patient is having difficulty maintaining spontaneous ventilation. This will also protect the airway from potential aspiration. Continuous oxygen therapy at 100% to help improve the patient’s hypoxia.…

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    IS IT SAFE TO USE OXYGEN AT HOME? How does long- term oxygen therapy work? Long- term oxygen therapy is delivered by an oxygen concentrator in the patient’s home. It is used to stabilise oxygen levels for at least 15 hours per day. An oxygen concentrator is a machine used to deliver oxygen to patient with heart or lung disease which is lowering the oxygen level in their blood. Oxygen is prescribed on a home oxygen order form known as Home Oxygen Order Form and patient will provide consent using…

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    According to Safe Work Australia (2006) mines are usually considered as an oxygen-deficient atmosphere with high levels of dust that can trigger asthma (Occupational Respiratory Diseases in Australia, 2006) b. Avoiding prescribed medication: not taking medication can result in shortness of breath, coughing and an overall failure to control asthma (Gibbons, 2013). 2. Data that indicate an oxygen deficit are: a. Normal to high systolic BP (139) and Diastolic Pressure (85): high BP leads to…

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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…

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    Evaluation of the physiologic effects of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC), which “is a heated, humidified, high-flow oxygen delivery system that can generate total gas flows of up to 60 L/min with an adjustable FIO2”, compared to conventional oxygen therapy (COT) for patients with hypoxemia and acute dyspnea in the emergency department was the focus of this study published in the American Association for Respiratory Care Journal (Rittayami, Tscheikuna, Praphruetkit, & Kijpinyochai, 2015). The…

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    exercise commences the demand for oxygen rises in order for the body to continue providing energy for muscular function. To do this, oxygen uptake increases linearly to match skeletal muscle demand, until maximum oxygen consumption is reached (2). Ventilation will increase so more oxygen is being consumed and more carbon dioxide (CO2) is offloaded; cardiac output (the product of stroke volume and heart rate) and blood pressure will also increase to pump the required oxygen around the body (1,2).…

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    1250g and are not completely developed. ROP seems to be CO-related with low gestation age, low birth weight, and prolonged exposure to supplemental oxygen in incubators herein we explore and discuss Retinopathy of Prematurity in its entirety, its classification, its causes, and risk factors, its treatment, and prevention. Retinopathy of prematurity is a vasoproliferative eye diseases (Chen H, 2015: ) that affects premature infants who have not completely finished the gestation period. According…

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    Instead of an oxygen flow rate of 1-6LPM, flow rates of 25-70LPM are used instead for patients in acute respiratory failure (not breathing). HFNC is currently used in a variety of ways. In patients requiring intubation, traditional oxygen sources must be removed while the physician attempts the procedure. This is sometimes time consuming, allowing the patient’s blood oxygen levels to rapidly fall below the acceptable 93% threshold in less than a minute. When coupled with proper pre-oxygenation…

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