ISSN 0718-0918
Vol 14, N° 1, Abril 2017




Jorge Rodríguez B, Manuel Reyes N y Rodrigo Jorquera C.
Departamento de Kinesiología. Hospital de Niños Roberto del Río. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile



Around 6 million children died of preventable or easily treatable diseases each year. Ninety five per cent are produced in undeveloped countries, being pneumonia the leading cause of death of children of 5 years or less (18%) and hypoxemia is the cause of dead. Oxygen therapy to treat or prevent this, as a therapeutic measure, is one of the most commons indicationsthat must be performed by aclinician. The review summarized the basic concepts of oxygen administration, when and how, with which equipment, oxygen delivery devices, dangers and its precautions.

Keywords: oxygen therapy, children, hypoxemia, oxygen systems, assessement and follw-up


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