Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is used by Cockermouth First Responders to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including:
            • Heart attacks
            • Asthma attacks, bronchitis, emphysema
            • Anaphylaxis
            • Severe bleeding
            • Active convulsions
            • Hypothermia
We use small monitor that is placed on the finger called a "pulse oximeter" to measure the heart rate and the level of oxygen in the blood and if the oxygen saturation of the blood has dropped to below 94% or if any of the critical illnesses mentioned above are suspected then we would administer oxygen.

Billy and Jo administering oxygen to a patient (in this case Chris) suffering from breathing difficulties