Table 3

Oxygen equipment availability and functionality on paediatric and neonatal wards in 12 hospitals in southwest Nigeria, 2021

Hospital IDSHHLBMC SakiSH AbeokutaSSH AkureOMCHSDAHIMCH AkureAdeoyoSH SakiOluyoroOLFCHSH Oyo
Paediatric ward
 Functional oxygen sourceYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
 Cylinders functional*1/12/21/11/1*01/1*01/14/4*Shared5/50/1
 Concentrators functional†3/30/11/21/1§1/10**2/20/12/21/11/1
 Pulse oximeter functional‡1/11/21/22/21/11/101/31/2Shared2/20/1
 Oxygen delivery points10510550055751
 Oxygen delivery devicesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
 Oxygen guidelineYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Neonatal ward
 Functional oxygen sourceYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
 Cylinders functional*1/12/2Shared3/31/101/11/1
 Concentrators functional†3/31/1Shared2/21/12/21/11/1
 Pulse oximeter functional‡1/11/2Shared2/21/101/11/1
 Oxygen delivery points103555955
 Oxygen delivery devicesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
 Oxygen guidelineYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYes
  • *Cylinder functionality defined as equipped with appropriate regulator apparatus and at least partially full (* if cylinder is primary oxygen source)

  • †Concentrator functionality defined as able to produce minimum 83% oxygen purity at 5 litre per minute flow.

  • ‡Pulse oximeter functionality defined as able to turn on and produce a reading on the tester’s finger (NB: most oximeters were not able to be more comprehensively tested with an oximeter simulation device).

  • §Temporarily not being used due to faulty flowmeter distribution awaiting repair.

  • ¶Project concentrator lost.

  • **Project concentrators relocated to the emergency department.