Palliative Oxygen

Palliative Oxygen

PEP Topic 
Dyspnea
Description 

Palliative oxygen is the provision of oxygen therapy to individuals who do not demonstrate clinical need for oxygen by standard criteria, such as oxygen saturation or blood gas values. In palliative use, oxygen is provided solely for subjective symptom relief. Use of palliative oxygen has been evaluated in patients with cancer for relief of dyspnea.

Not Recommended for Practice

Research Evidence Summaries

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Guideline/Expert Opinion


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