Article Text

Download PDFPDF


Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

O’Driscoll B R, Howard L S, Davison A G on behalf of the British Thoracic Society. BTS guideline for emergency oxygen use in adult patients. Thorax 2008; 63(Suppl 6):vi1–vi68.

The Guideline Development Group regret that no advice was offered for the management of status epilepticus. As this is a life-threatening condition where a patient may suffer from cerebral hypoxia (and oximetry may not be possible), patients with status epilepticus should be treated in accordance with table 1 (reservoir mask until clinically stabilised). This advice also applies to other rare conditions that may cause life-threatening hypoxaemia that are not listed specifically in table 1.

View Abstract

Linked Articles