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Technical specifications for oxygen concentrators

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-24T01:40:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-24T01:40:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9789241509886
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12091/95
dc.description.abstract Oxygen concentrators are a suitable and favourable option for administering point- of-care oxygen in developing-country settings, especially where cylinders and piped systems are inappropriate or unavailable. Even where oxygen supplies are available at health facilities, patient access may be limited due to missing accessories, inadequate electricity and a shortage of trained staff. Management of hypoxaemia, or low blood oxygen saturation, is a critical component of World Health Organization (WHO) standards and guidelines for newborn illnesses and complications, childhood pneumonia, surgery, anaesthesia, trauma, emergency triage, obstetric care and other serious conditions that are commonly associated with morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Hypoxaemia is easily treated with oxygen, which is included in the WHO Model list of essential medicines and is perhaps the only medicine with no alternative agent. Having a reliable oxygen supply is necessary for the care of seriously ill patients to improve the probability of survival. It is important to ensure that potentially life-saving oxygen equipment is available and included in health planning budgets. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher WHO en_US
dc.subject Oxygen Concentrator en_US
dc.subject UMDNS #: 12815 en_US
dc.title Technical specifications for oxygen concentrators en_US
dc.type Book en_US


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