Times when oxygen should not be administered


Segment 1: It is crucial to provide oxygen to patients with low levels of oxygen in their blood, as it can save lives. However, a recent study warns that oxygen therapy should not be given to certain patients, as it may have detrimental effects on their health.

Segment 2: The study found that providing oxygen to patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have stable oxygen levels can actually increase their risk of death. This suggests that using oxygen therapy in these cases may not be beneficial and should be avoided.

Segment 3: Another group of patients that should not be given oxygen therapy are those with acute myocardial infarction, also known as heart attack, who have normal oxygen levels.


The study found that providing oxygen to these patients did not improve their outcomes and may even worsen their condition.

Segment 4: Additionally, oxygen therapy should not be used as a routine treatment for patients with stroke who do not have low oxygen levels. The study showed that giving oxygen to these patients did not result in any significant improvement in their condition.

Segment 5: In conclusion, while oxygen therapy is a life-saving treatment for many patients, it is important to be cautious and avoid providing it to certain individuals who do not benefit from it. Patients with stable oxygen levels and specific conditions such as COPD, heart attack, and stroke may not see any improvement or may even experience negative effects when given oxygen therapy.