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Pulse oximetry

  • Amal Jubran
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Abstract

Continuous monitoring of arterial blood saturation using pulse oximetry has become the standard of care in the ICU. With the proliferation of pulse oximeters, episodic hypoxemia is detected much more commonly than previously suspected. By alerting the clinician to the presence of hypoxemia, pulse oximeters can lead to a more rapid treatment of serious hypoxemia and possibly avoid serious complication. Moreover, pulse oximetry can reduce arterial blood gas analysis and potentially decrease health care costs [1].

Keywords

Pulse Oximetry Pulse Oximeter Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve Nuisance Alarm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amal Jubran
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  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEdward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs HospitalHinesUSA

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