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Oxygen administration in STEMI, CVA and ROSC

In his latest explanation of oxygen administration, Jon Puryear focuses on the 2010 American Heart Association oxygen administration guidelines.

There are many theories explaining why supplemental oxygen may be harmful to people. It has even been recommended by the AHA and other country’s heart associations when and how to administer oxygen to certain people. Studies have concluded that hyperoxia causes free-radical intracellular damage and cell destruction. This video column will review some of the studies and current research showing the thinking and also the current recommendations of supplemental oxygen administration.

Jon Puryear, NREMT-P, has been active in EMS since 1983. He has been an active paramedic since 1992 including being an educator and Field Training Officer for several employers. He was the Assistant to the Medical Director for Dr. John Griswell in Ft. Worth, Texas, for EPAB/MedStar EMS and the Education/Clinical Coordinator for CareFlite in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metropolitan area. Jon is the owner of Jon Puryear EMS CE, performing online live streaming and recorded EMS CE classes and refreshers. The live online classes are taught in a virtual instructor-led online live classroom, which allows the student to participate in “real time.” These classes may be taken from any computer or iPad/Apple TV with internet access and no travel is required. Many recorded classes are available in his online Learning Management System. Jon performs a 16 hour NREMT prep onsite to initial programs, and also a recorded version online designed to prepare students for their NREMT written examination. You may contact Jon and obtain more information about his services at