Oxygen consumed within a healthy facility is often supplied using a variety of sources, which makes consistent and centralized record keeping difficult. Different units of measurements and frequency of use across sources further complicates tracking of oxygen use. The Consumption Tracking Tool helps tracking of oxygen consumption at the health facility level to ensure that consistent data are used to monitor current oxygen usage, estimate future need, and determine if the current device mix in the facility is optimal.
This Excel-based tool facilitates collection of monthly consumption data across five common oxygen delivery sources and simplifies calculation of total consumption even when different units of measurements are used across sources. The tool can be used by itself or in conjunction with provided Word-based paper forms.
The tool includes the following resources:
This tool is part of the Oxygen Delivery Toolkit: Resources to plan and scale medical oxygen. The materials provided within the toolkit can be used together or separately, as needed. The complete toolkit is available at www.path.org/oxygen-delivery-toolkit.
Publication date: July 2020