How to use Oximetry in a sentence
It follows that it is most useful to monitor heart rate and blood pressure, also pulse oximetry to detect hypoxia.
Clinical observation can be usefully supplemented by pulse oximetry, blood pressure measurement, ECG and end tidal CO 2 monitoring when available.
On review, the advisors thought monitoring pulse oximetry was specifically indicated in a further 27 cases.
Flow-volume loops and pulse oximetry are diagnostic tools used to measure how much air flows through the breathing passages and how much oxygen is available.
With the exception of arterial blood gas, pulse oximetry, and total lung capacity, pulmonary function tests are performed using spirometry (from the Greco-Latin term meaning "to measure breathing").Advertisement
Pulse oximetry uses a sensor placed on the earlobe or fingertip to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Except for the arterial blood gas tests and pulse oximetry, pulmonary function tests should not be given to patients who have had a recent heart attack, or who have certain other types of heart disease.
In addition, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels may be measured (blood gases) and the exchange evaluated (oximetry).
Pulse oximetry, another way of assessing oxygen levels, involves attaching a device called a pulse oximeter to the patient's finger.
Cardiopulmonary monitoring and oximetry may be continued during kangaroo care.Advertisement