Home Oxygen

 

On average a GP will fill in a Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF) once every 5 years, so the information contained in the guide below helps to ensure the form can be completed correctly first time.  This information will support non specialist teams who need to order home oxygen for palliative patients (normally following a consultant recommendation and not already under the care of a Home Oxygen Assessment and Review [HOS-AR] team). All other oxygen requirements should be referred to a specialist HOS-AR team to ensure the patient fulfils the criteria for long term or ambulatory oxygen therapy – LTOT/AOT. (Information courtesy of the National Home Oxygen Safety Group)

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Click here to access ‘The Good HOOF Guide for Primary Care and Out of Hours teams – July 2017’ which includes:

  • Guidance from the British Thoracic Society on patient criteria and assessment
  • Details on Oxygen Equipment
  • Guidance on completing the HOOF form

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Oxygen therapy, like any pharmacological intervention, should be best considered on a trial basis and be reviewed regularly, while balancing benefits and risks

Click here to access the Initial Home Oxygen Risk Mitigation (IHORM) Guidance Document

Click here to access the Initial Home Oxygen Risk Mitigation (IHORM) FAQ sheet

Click here to access the Initial Home Oxygen Risk Mitigation (IHORM) Form

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Assuming the patient passes the risk mitigation form then a HOOF form needs to be completed

Click here to access the Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF)

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Oxygen removal

If the patient has passed away then this can be called through to the supplier by family or carers. Otherwise an email should be sent to the supplier to request removal by a HCP

If oxygen is removed as it is no longer clinically appropriate, the patient does not want to use it, or following failure of a risk assessment, an email or fax should be sent to the supplier to request removal by a HCP after agreement with the prescriber or the local HOS team or GP

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Local Home Oxygen Supplier:

DOLBY VIVISOL

E-mail:  hoof.dv@nhs.net | Tel:  08443 814402

Dolby Vivisol Home Oxygen Service webpage

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