For centuries, oxygen has been a useful component of medical care. Oxygen has many therapeutic uses, including treatment of1:
Wound healing and skin care
Adult, pediatric, and neonatal respiratory diseases
Oxygen supplementation is also a critical component during the treatment of respiratory failure, where the goal is to improve tissue oxygenation.4 Oxygen is used by cells throughout the body to produce the energy required to maintain physiologic processes.1
Like other therapeutic interventions, there are benefits and risks associated with the use of oxygen.
Oxygen is a drug that has been administered to more newborns worldwide than any other treatment.5