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Understanding the Relationship Between Oxygen Flow Rate and FiO2

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Start Date
14-Apr-2020
Location
Online
End Date
14-Apr-2023
Delivery
Online
Duration
8 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Oxygen – we all need it! Sometimes we need more of it in order to maintain our oxygen saturations. In these situations, supplemental oxygen can be administered via various oxygen delivery devices, ranging from nasal prongs to invasive ventilation.

There are two important things to consider when delivering supplemental oxygen to your patient:

  • The oxygen flow rate and
  • the FiO2.
  • The oxygen flow rate is the number that we dial up on the oxygen flow metre, usually between 1-15L/min.

    FiO2 (the fraction of inspired oxygen) is defined as the percentage or concentration of oxygen that a person inhales.

    The atmospheric air that we inhale on a day to day basis is made up of 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and 1% trace elements such as argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium and methane.

    Delivery
    Title
    Understanding the Relationship Between Oxygen Flow Rate and FiO2
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Emergency, Health Assessments
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    8 minutes
    Start Date
    14-Apr-2020
    End Date
    14-Apr-2023
    CPD Points
    8m of CPD
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
    Price:
    Free
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