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Oxygen therapy devices and humidification systems

In Baheti DK, Laheri VV, (eds). Understanding Anesthetic Equipment & Procedures: A Practical Approach. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
By: Gehdoo RP.
Contributor(s): Solanki SL.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers 2015Description: 233-238.ISBN: 9789351521242.Subject(s): Oxygen mask | Cannula | Humidification In: Baheti DK, Laheri VV, (eds). Understanding Anesthetic Equipment & Procedures: A Practical Approach. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical PublishersSummary: Oxygen therapy devices are in use since long time, over the time, technology and efficiency of these devices improved and has been steadily focused on improving the facilities for continuous ambulatory oxygen therapy. The choice of delivery devices depends on the individual’s oxygen requirement, efficacy of the device, reliability and patient acceptance. The main goal and aim of oxygen therapy is to treat alveolar and tissue hypoxia. Therefore, any medical or physical disorder causing hypoxia is a potential indication for oxygen administration. As the tissue oxygen delivery depends on a properly functioning of heart, lungs and hematological system. Therefore, only oxygen is not enough to treat and reverse tissue hypoxia—functioning of all the three organ systems also needs to be improved. Related Books
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Oxygen therapy devices are in use since long time, over the time, technology and efficiency of these devices improved and has been steadily focused on improving the facilities for continuous ambulatory oxygen therapy. The choice of delivery devices depends on the individual’s oxygen requirement, efficacy of the device, reliability and patient acceptance. The main goal and aim of oxygen therapy is to treat alveolar and tissue hypoxia. Therefore, any medical or physical disorder causing hypoxia is a potential indication for oxygen administration. As the tissue oxygen delivery depends on a properly functioning of heart, lungs and hematological system. Therefore, only oxygen is not enough to treat and reverse tissue hypoxia—functioning of all the three organ systems also needs to be improved.
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