For a patient requiring oxygen therapy, what FIO2 can be delivered with the different methods of delivery?

Bottom line:  Nasal cannula delivers lower degree of oxygen, simple face mask is moderate range, partial rebreathing and nonrebreathing facemasks higher degree of oxygen and mechanical ventilation delivering 100% FIO2.

Details:  See Table 18-2 Various methods of oxygen and humidity supplementation.  In:  Clinician’s Pocket Reference [AccessMedicine].

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