Oxygen therapy is a prevalent therapeutic intervention and medication in clinical healthcare, home care, and emergency care. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million adults utilize supplemental oxygen annually. Notably, 15-17% of hospitalized patients receive oxygen, and 34% of prehospital care patients transported by ambulance receive oxygen in transit. The availability of high-flow oxygen therapy has expanded treatment options and serves as a cost-effective and non-invasive alternative to more invasive technologies, such as ventilation.
As professionals in the field of respiratory care, pulmonologists and respiratory therapists bear the important responsibility of administering and monitoring supplemental oxygen. Given the variability of flow rates, duration, physiological considerations, and equipment, selecting the appropriate intervention for each patient’s specific condition is pivotal to achieving positive patient outcomes.
Given the critical role of oxygen therapy in patient care, it is imperative that respiratory therapists have access to the most up-to-date information and resources. That’s why we invite you to download our comprehensive eBook, “Sorting Through the Options: A Guide to Oxygen Therapy.” This valuable resource offers practical insights, expert perspectives, and real-life case studies that will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide the best possible care to your patients. Don’t wait another moment to enhance your professional expertise – download our eBook today!