Precautions while using Oxygen Therapy
Record the Procedure on the Nursing Notes
Record the time the treatment was initiated, the method used, the rate of flow, and the patients response to treatment given. Oxygen therapy is a very safe and effective way to manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms, but it requires certain precautions. Oxygen is a flammable gas, according to Livestrong.com, and should be handled accordingly. Its also important to always have enough oxygen on hand. If youre using a portable oxygen concentrator, take measures to ensure that youll have oxygen in the event of a power outage.