Normal O2 sat

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Normal O2 sat

Postby curiousgeorge » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:52 am

The physicians said that no intervention is needed until 02 dips below 90.

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Re: Normal O2 sat

Postby bachjr » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:53 am

This is a terrible mistake because 95% is normal, 90% is not. If less than 95, then the child is either grossly underventilated or needs MIE to clear airway secretions or else will get worse…lung collapse, pneumonia, etc.

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