BTS guidelines for home oxygen in children

Balfour-Lynn, I., Field, D., Gringras, P., Hicks, B., Jardine, E., Jones, R., Magee, A., Primhak, R., Samuels, M., Shaw, N J, Stevens, S., Sullivan, C., Taylor, J. and Wallis, C. (2009) BTS guidelines for home oxygen in children. Thorax, 64 (S2). pp. 1-26. ISSN 0040-6376

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The aims of these guidelines are to present the evidence base for the practice of administering supplemental oxygen to children outside hospital and to make recommendations for best practice. For many aspects high-quality evidence is lacking, and suggestions are made based on clinical experience. It is hoped the guideline will highlight areas where research is needed to further inform clinicians. The target audience is clinicians who prescribe home oxygen for children, principally those in hospital practice. It is also intended for other professionals involved with the whole process, which may include community paediatricians, paediatric neurodisability specialists, nurse specialists, school nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists; this is reflected by the multidisciplinary nature of the guideline committe

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 16:11

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