Prescribing Oxygen under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here is the updated guidance. There are links to the necessary documents. Take your time as I do not think it is written clearly for the casual prescriber, not used to the acronyms! However all the links are here. The Home Oxygen Consent Form (HOCF) and Initial Home Oxygen Risk Mitigation Form (IHORM) ​must be completed ​prior ​to completing a Part A Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF). A palliative patient does not need a Home Oxygen Assessment and Review (HOS-AR) if they are not suitable.

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COPD affects every part of my daily life
7th December 2016 | Source: BLF

In this powerful film, a patient, Chris talks about his experiences of living with COPD. He talks about how he uses oxygen to manage his condition and we see him attending a local exercise class. Chris also talks about the support he gets from health care professionals including a respiratory physiotherapist.

Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector
7th April 2020

A poster setting out what PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to use in different settings and contexts in the community. Collated by multiple national and professional bodies

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