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Nearly all patients undergoing general anesthesia will be administered oxygen and 83% of patients will be exposed to potentially preventable hyperoxemia (Suzuki et al., 2018). Physiological changes occur within the body when exposed to supranormal oxygen levels. Nurse Anesthetists must evaluate the potential risk and benefit of oxygen therapy. A review of the literature was completed to provide evidence based practice guidance to Anesthesia Providers regarding the use of perioperative oxygen administration.

Publication Date

Summer 2021


Anesthesiology | Nursing

Excessive Oxygen Administration During General Anesthesia



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