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Indications for Instituting Oxygen Therapy

Purpose:

To determine if oxygen therapy is clinically indicated for a patient.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

selection

ICD-10:

R09.0

Description:

Oxygen therapy should be started when a patient has specific clinical indications. The goals of oxygen therapy are to correct hypoxemia and to minimize side effects.

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