This lesson provides caregivers with a description of oxygen therapy and which clients may need it. Caregivers will review the most common types of oxygen containers and methods of administration. They will also learn what makes oxygen dangerous and how to observe clients who are on oxygen therapy. Includes dozens of oxygen safety tips and comfort measures.
Describe why the human body needs oxygen to live.
List at least two types of oxygen delivery systems.
Explain what makes oxygen a dangerous fire hazard.
List at least three abnormal observations that may indicate a client has too little oxygen or may be experiencing oxygen toxicity.
Demonstrate proper safety precautions and provide supportive comfort measures in your daily work with clients on oxygen therapy.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.