Oxygen: A Double-Edged Sword?

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Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • History of Oxygen invention
  • What is Apoptosis and how to overcome this
  • High Oxygen level and its impact
  • Oxygen level studies on different patients

What you'll learn

Do you know that humans have recognized O2’s presence and sentinel role in respiration for less than four centuries? Oxygen can be helpful and, on the other side of the coin, can be harmful too! Oxygen administration is a basic and universal treatment in the hospital setting in critical care units.

This is generally advised to avoid hypoxemia and ensure an adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues. But often, we overlook the adverse effects of oxygen therapy. Oxygen can cause pulmonary damage and induces apoptosis and cell death, creating an imbalance between antioxidants and reactive oxygen mechanisms. Many questions remain unresolved about oxygen therapy, and there are not enough clinical studies that validate the therapeutic oxygenation ranges.

Take this course to have a detailed description of oxygen and answers to the unresolved questions.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Emergency physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Nurses

Instructor

Dr. Jose Chacko

Senior Consultant
Head, Critical Care, and Emergency Services at Narayana Health


4/5

“Dr. Jose Chacko is an intensive care physician, working in Bangalore. He has worked in high acuity Intensive Care Units at Manipal Hospital and Narayana Health in Bangalore. He had also worked as an ICU physician with the NHS in the UK and at the Royal Adelaide, Hornsby, and Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia and is involved with the care of critically ill patients since 1993. He is an experienced teacher of postgraduate students in critical care medicine for the Fellowship of the National Board (FNB), Indian Diploma (IDCCM), and Indian Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (IFCCM).”

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Instructor

Dr. Jose Chacko

Senior Consultant
Head, Critical Care, and Emergency Services at Narayana Health


4/5

“Dr. Jose Chacko is an intensive care physician, working in Bangalore. He has worked in high acuity Intensive Care Units at Manipal Hospital and Narayana Health in Bangalore. He had also worked as an ICU physician with the NHS in the UK and at the Royal Adelaide, Hornsby, and Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia and is involved with the care of critically ill patients since 1993. He is an experienced teacher of postgraduate students in critical care medicine for the Fellowship of the National Board (FNB), Indian Diploma (IDCCM), and Indian Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (IFCCM).”

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Last Updated 07/2021

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