Administration of oxygen via Hudson Mask

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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:
    – pneumonia
    – 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.

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