Table 4

Organisational issues; training and equipment

Ambulance crews n=68Nurses n=22Doctors n=22
Have you had any specific training in oxygen use? (Number saying ‘Yes’)34/4715/159/15
Do you think you have had adequate training in oxygen use?26/439/1511/17
When treating patients with acute exacerbations of COPD, do you have access to the following equipment (usually or always)
Answers given as per cent of those who replied
Simple face mask9210093
Reservoir mask9810088
Nasal cannulae634275
24% Venturi mask452860
28% Venturi mask595349
Oxygen driven nebuliser9410088
Air-driven nebuliser33037
Finger oximeter10093100
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.