In critical situations, most nurses will administer oxygen for patients with chest pain symptoms regardless of their past medical history. This reflection has been a tradition that has been done for many years by experienced nurses. Studies have shown vessel constriction and increased peripheral resistance associated with oxygen therapy, and above-normal oxygen levels in the blood can cause coronary vasoconstriction and increase the production of reactive oxygen species (Alfredsson et al., 2021). Further evaluation needs to adjust the way oxygen has been given to patients. Oxygen protocol is necessary to set limitations and ensure the safety of the patients. It is a simple change by adding a protocol that assists healthcare decision-making on implementing oxygen for cardiac-related pain patients.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project (Local Access)
Nguyen, Constance, "Implementing Oxygen Protocol for Cardiac-related Issues" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 164.