Administration of oxygen via Hudson Mask
Your body needs oxygen to function. Normally, a person’s lungs absorbs enough oxygen from the air they breathe, but some conditions can prevent enough oxygen getting in.
Conditions that may require a patient to be provided with extra oxygen, administered via a nasal cannula or Hudson mask, include:
– sleep apnoea
– severe asthma
– cystic fibrosis
Oxygen therapy can be given for a short or long period of time in the hospital, in a nursing home, or at home. Oxygen is stored as a gas or liquid in special tanks. Possible side effects from oxygen treatment include dry nasal passages, headaches and tiredness.