G_CS_24 Standard Operating Procedure for the Administration and use of Emergency and Non-Emergency Oxygen
The purpose of this guidance is to provide a unified clinical approach to the administration and care of patients requiring supplemental oxygen therapy and to ensure that oxygen is prescribed safely and appropriately with appropriate monitoring and equipment in place.
This guidance outlines the administration and use of oxygen within community hospitals and Urgent Care services. The clinical steps which should be taken by registered clinicians before administering oxygen to patients. It also outlines equipment which should be used to administer oxygen therapy and the roles and responsibilities of staff caring for patients receiving oxygen.