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Prof Nurse. 2001 Dec;17(4):221-4.

An audit of oxygen prescribing in acute general medical wards.

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City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Abstract

Oxygen therapy is highly specialised and must be tailored to the individual. In an audit in one hospital, less than a fifth of the patients receiving this therapy had the prescription written in their medical notes. This problem could have possible legal implications and requires nurses to be vigilant in ensuring oxygen is properly prescribed and administered.

PMID:
12030174
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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