Oxygen audit Survey of units



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Oxygen audit

Survey of units
1. Does your clinical area/ institution have an oxygen policy?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Don’t know

  • In progress

2. Do you have access to a saturation probe in your clinical area?



  • Yes

  • No

  • Don’t know

3. How often do you usually check oxygen saturations of patients using oxygen therapy?



  • 4 hourly

  • Daily

  • Weekly

  • Greater than weekly

  • Do not check

  • Only if symptomatic

  • Unable to check as no sats probe

  • Other………………………..

4. Is oxygen prescribed on a drug chart or equivalent in your clinical area?



  • Always

  • Sometimes

  • Rarely

  • Never

5. According to your clinical policy, is oxygen prescribed as a range (eg: 24%-40% / 2-3 litres a minute) or a specific flow rate on a drug chart or equivalent?



  • Percentage range

  • Specific percentage rate

  • Litres per minute range

  • Specific litres per minute

  • Don’t have a policy

  • Not included in the policy

6. In order to accept a patient to be cared for in your clinical area/institution, what is the maximum oxygen percentage/ litres that you would be able to deliver?



  • No limit

  • Flow rate greater than 11 litres

  • Flow rate 6-10 litres

  • Flow rate 5 litres or less

  • Oxygen rate greater than 60%

  • Oxygen rate greater 40-59%

  • Oxygen rate less than 40%

  • Don’t know

7. Are there circumstances were you would be unable to accept patients to your clinical area because their oxygen requirements could not be met? (N.B This does not include patients on NIV)

  • Yes

  • No

  • Unsure

  • If yes please explain …………………………………………………..

8. What delivery systems for oxygen do you have access to? Tick as many as apply



  • Cylinders

  • Wall oxygen

  • Humidified oxygen

  • Heaters

  • Concentrators owned/ purchased by clinical area

  • All Air liquide delivery systems

  • Limited Air liquide delivery systems

  • Portable oxygen

  • Other ……………………..

9.What consumables do you have access to on a regular basis? Tick all that apply



10. Is there an oxygen service local to your unit, to which patients can be referred for a specialist oxygen assessment?



  • Yes

  • No

  • Don’t know

11. Do you have access to information leaflets for patients about the use of oxygen



  • Yes

  • No

  • Don’t know

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