New guidelines for oxygen use in acute care

Overly vigorous prehospital use of oxygen may be a significant contributor to preventable deaths in common acute conditions, say Australian and New Zealand thoracic specialists who have written new guidelines.

“It may seem intuitive that oxygen is good, so, for the ill or even just distressed, more must be better,” they write in the Medical Journal of Australia. “However, the evidence for this common clinical approach is at best anecdotal

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