Pulse oximetry

Rafael Ortega, Christopher J. Hansen, Kelly Elterman, Albert Woo

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When used correctly, pulse oximetry is a potentially lifesaving tool. Health care providers need to be aware of the indications, benefits, and disadvantages of pulse oximetry. More important, clinicians must be able to interpret the information pulse oximetry provides. With proper training and instruction, clinicians will find pulse oximetry an invaluable monitoring tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e33(1)
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 21 2011


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  • Medicine(all)

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Ortega, R., Hansen, C. J., Elterman, K., & Woo, A. (2011). Pulse oximetry. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(16), e33(1). https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMvcm0904262