Regardless of the cause, concentrated Oxygen Therapy (OT) is one of the most critical first-line considerations in the management of hypoxemia of palliative care patients. Oxygen is known as a flammable gas and has previously been reported to be able to cause a fire in patients receiving OT, through a direct contact with the flame, or through the use of electirical triggers in a closed enviroment. However, the fire triggering role of the static electricity (SE) in the human body is poorly understood in patients receiving OT. Herein we presented a case of facial burn due to SE-induced fire in a patient with metastatic breast cancer receving palliative OT, with the goal of drawing attention to the possible risks of using palliative nasal OT on patientsí safety.
Corresponding Author: Fatih Karatas