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LOW-FLOW OXYGEN

DELIVERY SYSTEM

FIO 2 RANGE

NASAL CANNULA

24%-44%

SIMPLE
FACEMASK

NONREBREATHER

COMMON
LITER FLOW
RANGE
1-6 LITERS

USE

NURSING
CONSIDERATIONS

COPD-low flow o2
POST OP
PNA
CHF
MI

*Ensure prongs are in


the nares properly
*water-soluble jelly to
nares PRN
*patency of nostrils
*assess for skin and ear
brkdwn.
* s in respiration rate
and depth.

35%-50%

5-8 LITERS
NOTHING LESS
THAN 5
5L/MIN TO
FLUSH MASK OF
CARBON DIOXIDE

POST OP DURING
DELIVERY MOUTH
BREATHER
NC
CONTRAINDICATED

*Assess for skin and ear


brkdwn-use gauze pads
*Make sure mask fits
securely over nose and
mouth
*suggest to switch to
NC during eating

80%-100%

10-15 LITERS

YOUR REALLY
MESSED UP (PER
Reidel)
IF PT DOES NOT SAT
@ 90% WITH OTHER
INTERVENTIONS
THAN US NONREBREATHER

*Pt requires close


monitoring
*Ensure valves and
rubber flaps are patent,
functional, and not
stuck. Remove mucus
or saliva
*Keep bag inflated

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HIGH-FLOW OXYGEN
DELIVERY SYSTEMS
VENTURE MASK
(VENTI MASK) The
one with the dial.

FIO2 RANGE

COMMON LITER
FLOW
4-10 LITERS

USE

AEROSOL

24%-100%

10 LITERS
PROVIDES HIGH
HUMIDITY

TRACH PT

*DRAIN WATER OUT


*KEEP TRACH CLEAN
*EMPTY TUBING
*CHECK PRESCRIBED O2
RATE IS CORRECT WITH
DR.s ORDERS
*REQUIRES MIST
* AEROSOL WATER
CONTAINER AS NEEDED

T-PIECE

24%-100%

10 LITERS
PROVIDES HIGH
HUMIDITY

TRACH PT
LARYNGECTOMY PT.
ENDOTRACHEAL
TUBE PT.

*EMPTY
CONDENSATION
TUBING
*KEEP THE EXHALATION
PORT OPEN AND
UNCOVERED.
POSITION THE T-PIECE
SO THAT IT DOES NOT
PULL ON THE TRACH OR
ENDOREACHEAL TUBE.
*HUMIDIFIER CREATES
ENOUGH MIST. MIST
SHLD BE SEEN DURING
INSPIRATION AND
EXPIRATION

24%-50%

*COPD
*ANYONE WEANING
OFF OF O2
(PROVIDES THE
MOST ACCURATE
AMOUNT OF O2)

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NURSING
CONSIDERATIONS
*know DR.s order
*Verify dial-match liter
flow.