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Pulse oximetry

Placement of finger oximeter on the ear: comparison with oxygen saturation values taken from the finger

This was a prospective, single-centre, cohort study performed at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, a large teaching hospital serving a population of approximately 1...

Do nursing textbooks accurately describe pulse oximetry? An audit of current literature

The factors contributing to graduate nurses' pulse oximetry knowledge deficits are not clear but inadequate education may be an associated factor. It has been suggested that the origin of these...

Pulse oximetry and the enduring neglect of respiratory rate assessment: a commentary on patient surveillance

Respiration, the process of breathing in and out, is the primary function of the lungs. The purpose of this process is to bring oxygen into the body for delivery to the cells, and to remove carbon...

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