pulse oximeter

Behnke, Lyn lbehnke at UMFLINT.EDU
Wed May 16 01:39:08 UTC 2018


Yes, Dr. Bell, the temperature of the limb affects the pulse oximeter reading.  Cold hands, lower O2 saturation.  That has been true in my practice, however, there is also literature to support warming up the hands before using the oximeter.  Other solutions:  Ear clips (expensice) and adhesive trips that go on the forehead held by headbands.

With warmest regards,

Dr. Lyn Behnke, DNP, FNPBC, CAFCI, FAAIM, CHFN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
University of Michigan - Flint
2180 William S. White Building
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950

Office phone (810) 762-3451
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lbehnke at umflint.edu






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