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VISITING SPEAKER: Oxygen for non-hypoxemic patients: too much, too soon

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Oxygen for non-hypoxemic patients: too much, too soon : Visiting speaker Prof Steve Iscoe from Physiology and Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queen’s University, Ontario Other events...
Most guidelines concerning the use of O2 for cardiopulmonary disorders recommend the rapid administration of 100% O2 regardless of the patient’s arterial O2 saturation. This reflects the view that 100% O2 is considered safe. However, recent randomised control studies indicate increased mortality in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD or myocardial infarction and treated with high flow O2.

These results are not surprising because the results of older studies raised concerns about the safety of high flow O2. Prof Iscoe will review these studies and indicate other aspects of O2 administration that suggest its use is based on inertia rather than evidence. He will also suggest a simple way -- a breathing circuit -- by which one can retain the benefits of high flow O2 while preventing its adverse consequences.
Speaker(s) Prof Steve Iscoe
Location Seminar Room, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Ground Floor, B Block, QEII Medical Centre Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
Contact Sarah Cermak <[email protected]> : 9346 4110
Start Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:00
End Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:30
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Submitted by Sarah Cermak <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:18
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