A 40-year-old member asked:
For what reason should patients with copd be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?
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Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Why would patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Low blood oxygen: At the advanced stages of copd, the lungs do not perform their function well, oxygen has a harder time crossing into the blood stream. At this point, the body is not getting enough energy, the blood oxygen level is low. Raising the amount of inhaled oxygen offsets the problem, and prolongs life. Oxygen is used at the lowest amount that would achieve the goal.
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Last updated Apr 18, 2021
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