Using oxygen in care homes during COVID-19

Tiffany Barrett, Interim co-director, South West Medicines Information and Training, NHS England SouthPublished Last updated See all updates

During COVID-19, oxygen in care homes for those with underlying lung conditions may be more needed than normal. Its use needs to be managed by appropriate teams

Key resource

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission: Managing oxygen in care homes is the key resource in this area. It contains advice on the safe use of oxygen in a care home setting including storage, safety advice, patient safety alerts, holding stock for emergency use etc.

Additional material

London Clinical Networks

London Clinical Networks have produced a number of documents that may be of value to those working within care homes or other settings with patients who require supplemental oxygen.

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