This is currently provided through Air Liquide via their website (instead of old HOOF form)
Air Liquide issued a statement regarding Covid patients, the relevent parts being:
- There are currently no issues with the supply of ambulatory cylinders and whilst we recognise that there will be a reduction in ambulatory assessments, we are also aware that going forward demand may increase significantly to treat COVID19 patients. We would therefore ask you at this time to consider alternative modalities to cylinders (Portable or Transportable concentrators) and/or to put a minimum number of cylinders on the patient's HOOF. Your local Respiratory Advisor will be able to support you in their decision making if required.
COVID19 Clinical Code Portal:
- We have introduced a COVID19 clinical code to the HOOF in the Portal. Please use this ONLY if oxygen is being initiated short term due to the patient having COVID19. If you are submitting a new HOOF for an existing patient and you are aware that they have symptoms or have been diagnosed please use the notes box to inform us."
It is not expected that oxygen is necessary in all EoL care and where possible use for supportive management with curative intent should have priority