Supplemental Oxygen Utilization During Physical Therapy Interventions

Publication Date: May 31, 2014

Key Points

Key Points

  • The use of supplemental oxygen is an important component of disease management in many patients who demonstrate hypoxemia at rest and/or with activity.
  • A need exists for recommendations for use of supplemental oxygen in the clinical setting.
  • Physical therapists are often required to utilize supplemental oxygen with patients in diverse settings, but currently no national recommendations, guidelines, or position statements exist to guide physical therapy practice.
  • These guidelines describe the physical therapist’s role in titrating supplemental oxygen, ensuring safety with activity, providing appropriate exercise prescriptions to increase functional performance, and instructing patients in use of appropriate breathing exercises to optimize supplemental oxygen and decrease breathlessness.

Diagnosis

Diagnosi...

...igns/Symptoms of HypoxemiaHaving trouble...


Treatment

...reatme...

...emental oxygen is a drug and requires a...


...le 2. Indications for Long-term Supplementa...


...3. Benefits of O2 TitrationHaving t...


...ble 4. Pulse Oximetry Monitoring Conside...


...1. Decision Making Regarding Supplemental Oxygen...


...pical Oxygen Delivery ServiceHaving tr...


...ethods of Supplemental Oxygen DeliveryHaving tr...


Table 7. Need for Supplemental Oxy...


Source

..., E., Fick, A., Pawlik, A., Crouch, R., P...