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The primary indications for the use of oxygen in ACLS are the presence of hypoxemia which would be an SpO2 less than 94%, severe respiratory depression or distress as in asthma, respiratory distress or depression as in opioid overdose. The appropriate dose of oxygen is dependant upon the needs of the patient and their unique oxygen requirements. If oxygen delivery by nasal cannula is indicated, it would be delivered at a rate of 2 to 6 L/min. If a nonrebreather mask is used the flow rate is increased to 12 to 15 L/min.