The manual is part of a series of resources for improving the quality of care forseverely ill children in health facilities. It supports the improved use and availabilityof oxygen therapy in low resource settings. The manual addresses the need forappropriate detection of hypoxaemia and use of pulse oximetry, oxygen deliverysystems and monitoring of patients on oxygen therapy.

6th March 2019 • comment

Treatment for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) includes administering complementary oxygen. The effectiveness of oxygen therapy and of different delivery methods remains uncertain. To determine the effectiveness and safety of oxygen therapy and oxygen delivery methods in the treatment of LRTIs and to define the indications for oxygen therapy in children with LRTIs. For this update, we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE and LILACS from March 2008 to October 2014.

6th March 2014 • comment