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The role of pulse oximetry in the accident and emergency department.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2789585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prompt recognition and treatment of hypoxia is an important part of management in the accident and emergency (A & E) department. Until recently the only reliable method of detecting hypoxia was by estimation of the arterial blood gases (ABG). Continuous monitoring of the arterial oxygen saturation (Sao2) is possible using an infra-red pulse oximeter. This study assessed the usefulness of this instrument in the A&E setting. The Sao2 was measured in 50 patients using a pulse oximeter. In 15 patients simultaneous ABG estimations were obtained. The Sao2 correlated closely with calculated values for Sao2. The use of the oximeter identified 21 patients (42%) with clinically unsuspected hypoxia. The pulse oximeter proved simple to use, accurate and a useful addition to our resuscitation equipment.
Authors:
M A Lambert; J Crinnion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of emergency medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0264-4924     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-20     Completed Date:  1989-11-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500828     Medline TA:  Arch Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Accident and Emergency Department, Leeds General Infirmary, England.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anoxia / diagnosis*
Emergency Service, Hospital
England
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oximetry*
Prospective Studies
Resuscitation
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Arch Emerg Med. 1990 Mar;7(1):51   [PMID:  2135177 ]

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