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Monitoring oxygen saturation and heart rate in the early neonatal period.
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PMID:  20435536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pulse oximetry is commonly used to assist clinicians in assessment and management of newly born infants in the delivery room (DR). In many DRs, pulse oximetry is now the standard of care for managing high risk infants, enabling immediate and dynamic assessment of oxygenation and heart rate. However, there is little evidence that using pulse oximetry in the DR improves short and long term outcomes. We review the current literature on using pulse oximetry to measure oxygen saturation and heart rate and how to apply current evidence to management in the DR.
J A Dawson; C J Morley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1878-0946     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Neonatal Services, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
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