Care recipient (cr) just started receiving oxygen therapy and needs safety information

Try: Do not change the setting on the oxygen without talking to a doctor first turning the flow rate up or down could put cr in danger keep track of how much oxygen is in the tank and order more in advance so cr doesn’t run out do not drink alcohol or take drugs that cause relaxation such as sleeping pills or sedatives they can cause cr to breathe too slowly call a doctor if feeling short of breath restless or confused very tired or like cr isn’t getting enough oxygen

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: respiratory care help 2008 by sherman oaks medical supplies available at www shermanoaksmedical com

Keywords: Oxygen therapy oxygen short of breath restless confused alcohol

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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