March 8, 2018

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Category: Fundamentals 
In the setting of a significant MetHb or COHb exposure, the pulse oximeter will read falsely elevated levels of SaO2, even at high exposures, because it cannot distinguish oxygenated or deoxygenated hemoglobin from dyshemoglobinemias.

No comments :

Post a Comment