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oxygen and copd

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by MM2007 MM2007 (Member)

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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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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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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.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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AnnieOaklyRN is a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

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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.

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