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oxygen and copd

  1. 0 Hello 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.

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  3. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    no in that case you need to give them o2, but when their sats go back up you will need to decrease their o2.
  4. Visit  sirI profile page
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  5. Visit  AnnieOaklyRN profile page
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    If 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.