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- by MM2007 May 25, '07Hello bit of a daft question, but if you are managing a COPD patient especially who retains co2, if they become acutely unwell i.e. drop their sa02 to 60-65%, is it safe to give 100% 02, or would you give a lower even though their sa02 are low.
- May 25, '07 by jmgrn65no in that case you need to give them o2, but when their sats go back up you will need to decrease their o2.
- May 25, '07 by sirIHello, MM2007,
Here are a few threads about this topic:
- May 25, '07 by HappyParamedicRNIf someones sats go that low, and it is accurate chances are they will need more than 100% oxygen, they will more than likely need bipap or be put on a vent.