St. Mark's Hospital - May 11, 2017

Unless the practitioner orders otherwise, staff (nursing & respiratory care) will follow a new oxygen weaning protocol during hospitalization to prepare the patient for discharge. The goal is to wean oxygen as far as possible to minimum sustained oxygen saturation of 90%, unless the practitioner orders a different goal. The evaluation for weaning will occur at approximately 4-hour intervals around the clock.

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