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Mar 11, 2019

From Essentials of Emergency Medicine NYC 2017, Reuben Strayer explains how the pulse ox might be the most useful bit of tech in the ED.

 

Pearls:

  • The pulse ox waveform is an excellent indicator of mechanical heart rate and peripheral perfusion.

 

  • For patients  breathing room air, pulse oximetry can be used to...