CP50 Policy for the administration and use of oxygen


Category
Clinical Practice (Policies)
Code
CP50
Issue No
2

Target Audience

All clinical staff

Purpose

The purpose of the document is to ensure all staff are aware of the safety procedures required for administration of oxygen for service users and that procedures are in place for safe storage of cylinders. There are dangers if medical gas cylinders are not used correctly and this policy is aimed at alleviating any danger or risk to the service user and all those who handle cylinders.

Origin

Lead executive
Director of Nursing, Therapies and Patient Partnership

Author
Senior Health and Safety Advisor – 01244 397715
Clinical Training Manager 01244 397408


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

24 January 2018

Approval Meeting

Patient Safety and Effectiveness Sub Committee

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