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“Oxygen Audit” with a Novel Teaching and Training Tool in COVID Pandemic

Manpreet Singh, Manjeet Singh

Keywords : Oxygen audit, Oxygen crisis, Teaching and training tool

Citation Information : Singh M, Singh M. “Oxygen Audit” with a Novel Teaching and Training Tool in COVID Pandemic. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (3):142-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1585

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


In the midst of oxygen shortage across several states in the country, the union territory Chandigarh (India) mapped the oxygen supply chain that brought the lifesaver gas, from oxygen generation manufacturers to the hospitals. Various steps were taken by the administration to identify the key bottlenecks along the way. Oxygen audit and prevention of oxygen wastage in the pandemic with the use of teaching and training education tools was a novel, innovative thought. The purpose of this training was to sensitize the medical staff regarding unintentional oxygen wastage and thus indirectly save oxygen at times of crisis in the pandemic. It was audited that more than 20–25% oxygen requirement and consumption was decreased in a few days after the sensitization program as extracted from the feedback pro forma, number of patients admitted, demand of the number of oxygen cylinders per day, or liquid oxygen required. The hospital staff admitted that the oxygen-saving sensitization programs decreased their consumption and were eye-openers for them. The fixed oxygen quota provided to all the hospitals in the city was efficiently managed by the administration, with oxygen audit as one of the significant measures toward efficiently managing the resources.

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