Arterial line for monitoring spo2 in patients with ischemic peripheries

Goneppanavar, Umesh and Kaur, Jasvinder and Shetty, Nanda and Shetty, Ranjan (2010) Arterial line for monitoring spo2 in patients with ischemic peripheries. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 24 (4). pp. 279-281.

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Monitoring the oxygenation status of patients with poor peripheral perfusion or ischemic peripheries is challenging in view of unreliable or unrecordable pulse oximeter data. In this article we describe a very simple and innovative technique of using the arterial line for reliable recording of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) in such patients. We conclude that the arterial line can be used as an extension of the artery and SpO2 may be reliably measured using the arterial line in such patients as long as the blood in the arterial tubing is pulsatile and a good contact is ensured between the arterial tubing and the sensor of the pulse oximeter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: arterial line, SpO2, oxygenation, monitoring.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 06:18

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