Strengthening Oxygen Systems in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note
Publication | November 2022
This guidance note provides a comprehensive overview of medical oxygen production, distribution, and use in Asia and the Pacific region, and explores how to improve systems over the medium and long term.
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It explains why surges in medical oxygen demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated deficiencies in oxygen systems. It highlights how greater coordination among stakeholders to plan and procure oxygen on a larger scale, improve equipment, and better train staff can dramatically benefit health systems and improve patient care.
- Executive Summary
- Introduction and Purpose
- Impact and Urgency of Improving Oxygen Systems
- Key Features of Oxygen Systems
- Clinical Use of Oxygen and Pulse Oximetry
- Oxygen Production, Storage, and Distribution