Oxygen Need: How We Treat

How is oxygen need treated?

An infant receives oxygen in the Breathing Institute

When your child has a low oxygen level, your health care provider may prescribe additional oxygen as treatment. Oxygen can be delivered in different ways, based on your child’s age, health and dose of oxygen needed. The additional oxygen can make your child more comfortable and decrease the effort he or she uses to breathe. How much oxygen is prescribed and how long your child needs additional oxygen will depend on the cause of your child’s low oxygen levels.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s oxygen need?

Children's Hospital Colorado Breathing Institute's mission is to provide comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with common and complex breathing problems.
As a regional care center, Children's Colorado Breathing Institute provides professional education and advancement of knowledge through research. Our doctors are responsible for discoveries in pulmonary medicine including the first use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to treat premature infants with respiratory failure.

The latest in diagnostic testing is available for both infants and older children, and an experienced staff of pediatric specialists including physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers and respiratory therapists allows families to benefit from a team approach to treating breathing disorders. Our collaborative approach to breathing and lung care incorporates and encourages family involvement.