Part of Lesson Plan: Emergency Plans for Health Care Facilities
Activity Overview / Details
Oxygen is necessary for life. Some diseases and conditions cause the patient to be unable to take in enough oxygen. In these cases, the doctor will usually order additional oxygen to be given by an oxygen delivery system.
- a colorless, odorless gas
- a medication prescribed by a doctor
- highly flammable and feeds a fire, which can turn a small spark into a big flame
- used by many people in healthcare facilities and in the community
- represented by the chemical symbol of O 2.
Types of oxygen equipment (display pictures of equipment as each is explained
O 2 tank - holds limited amount of O 2, guage shows how much is left
- Wall Outlet -O 2 is piped into each patients unit.
O 2 concentrator - machine removes O2 from the air, power source is needed
- Nasal Cannula - prongs are inserted into nostrils, tubing goes over ears and under chin to keep in place.
- Simple Facemask - nose and mouth are covered. Carbon Dioxide CO 2 escapes from small holes in the sides.
- Endotracheal tube and ventilator which supports breathing.
Materials / Resource
- cartandconc.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] picture if O2 tank and O2 concentrator
- Wall-mounted_oxygen_regulator_valve.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] picture of O2 wall outlet
- NasalCannula_dummy.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- 421040E_oxygen_mask.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Endotracheal_tube_colored.png [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- patient on a ventilator.jpg [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]