An audit of oxygen prescribing in acute general medical wards

Prof Nurse. 2001 Dec;17(4):221-4.


Oxygen therapy is highly specialised and must be tailored to the individual. In an audit in one hospital, less than a fifth of the patients receiving this therapy had the prescription written in their medical notes. This problem could have possible legal implications and requires nurses to be vigilant in ensuring oxygen is properly prescribed and administered.

MeSH terms

  • Documentation / standards
  • Humans
  • Nursing Audit*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / standards*
  • Oxygen / administration & dosage*
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / nursing*
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic


  • Oxygen