Oxygen

Information and Guidance on Prescribing Oxygen in a home setting

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Prescribing Home Oxygen
16th October 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire NHS

change of supplier and revised ordering process for out of hours suppliers

Consent form for Home Oxygen and Risk Mitigation (HOCF and IHORM) – new patients
16th June 2020

Forms are here for both the consent and for reducing the risks of home oxygen. Please beware that both pieces of paper need signing before completing the Part A of the HOOF (Search for Prescribing Oxygen under COVID-19 on this website)

Prescribing Oxygen under the COVID-19 Pandemic
13th June 2020 | Source: Air Liquide

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.

BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use
29th January 2016

Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 26 - 27 of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

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