Emergency oxygen can be given for many breathing and cardiac emergencies. It can help improve hypoxia (insufficient oxygen reaching the cells) and reduce pain and breathing discomfort. Click Here to read FAQs on Emergency Oxygen.
Consider administering emergency oxygen for:
- An adult breathing fewer than 12 or more than 20 breaths per minute
- A child breathing fewer than 15 or more than 30 breaths per minute
- An infant breathing fewer than 25 or more than 50 breaths per minute
- A person who is not breathing