Hyperoxemia Induced by Oxygen Therapy in Nonsurgical Critically Ill Patients

Author(s): Priscilla Barbosa da Silva, MsC, RN, Sérgio Eduardo Soares Fernandes, MD, MsC, Maura Gomes, RN, Carlos Darwin Gomes da Silveira, MD, MsC, Flávio Ferreira Pontes Amorim, André Luiz de Aquino Carvalho, MD, Lumie Sabanai Shintaku, Laura Yumi Miazato, Felipe Ferreira Pontes Amorim, Marcelo de Oliveira Maia, MD, MsC, Francisco de Assis Rocha Neves, MD, PhD, and Fábio Ferreira Amorim, MD, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2027

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Geriatric, Adult

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Hyperoxemia, often overlooked in critically ill patients, is common and may have adverse consequences. The objective of this article is to evaluate the incidence of hyperoxemia induced by oxygen therapy in nonsurgical critically ill patients at intensive care unit (ICU) admission and the association of hyperoxemia with hospital mortality. It was found that hyperoxemia induced by oxygen therapy was common in critically ill patients and was linked to increased risk of hospital mortality. Health care professionals should be aware of this condition because of its potential risks and unnecessary costs


  • Identify hyperoxemia as a common phenomenon in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting
  • Identify factors linked to hyperoxemia induced by oxygen therapy at ICU admission.
  • Discuss the potential risks of hyperoxemia at ICU admission on the outcomes during ICU stay for nonsurgical critically ill patients.

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