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Use of emergency oxygen in adult patients: implementing change
  1. L Burring1,
  2. J E Smith2,3
  1. 1Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  3. 3Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jason Smith, Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK; jasonesmith{at}

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New guidelines for the emergency use of oxygen were introduced by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) in 2008. This can be summarised as the requirement for oxygen to be prescribed according to a target saturation range, and for those who administer it to monitor the patient, maintaining saturations within the target range.1

We prospectively assessed oxygen therapy in a total of 150 adult patients in …

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