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Chapter-20 Oxygen Delivery Devices

BOOK TITLE: Oxygen Therapy

Author
1. Agarwal R
ISBN
9788184481976
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10584_20
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
20
Author Affiliations
1. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

An oxygen delivery system is a device used to administer, regulate and supplement oxygen. In general, the system entrains oxygen and air to prepare a fixed/variable concentration required for administration. The choice of a particular system is generally guided by the oxygenation status of the patient and oxygen requirement as well as the disease and patient specific characteristics. There is also confusion regarding the terminologies of high and low-flow systems vs. high and low inspired oxygen concentrations. This chapter provides a detailed discussion on the myriad oxygen delivery devices and clears the confusion regarding the jargon associated with these devices.

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