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Critically Appraised Topic

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Specific Care Question

In the patient receiving oxygen therapy what is the risk of combustion when a petroleum product is used on the patient’s lips?


Respiratory Therapy; Oxygen Inhalation Therapy; Petroleum; Paraffin; Mineral Oil



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