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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SPICT-4ALL – A tool for everyone to identify those in need of supportive or palliative care
21st June 2017

People whose health is declining from one or more health problems often miss out on well planned care and support because they are not identified and offered the right help soon enough. SPICT-4ALL aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a person’s overall health may be declining so that those people and their carers get better coordinated care and support whether they are at home, living in a care home or in hospital. Health Professionals see the original SPICT on this website.

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.

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