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Understanding Pulse Oximetry

Understanding Pulse Oximetry

Understanding Pulse Oximetry

Georgina Casey
Georgina Casey
on behalf of CPD4nurses

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Launch date: 29 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 27 Jul 2020

Reference: 185455

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Ms MOSES VULIMU BSc (26 Jul 2020)
Very good
Ms MARY NJUGUNA BSc (1 Jun 2020)
Educative
JUSTINE MURKOMEN BSc (22 Feb 2020)
Good topic for nurses

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Description

What are we really assessing when we use the pulse oximeter? What further information do we need to assess the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings and what they mean for the patient?

If you took someone’s temperature and the reading was normal but the patient was pale, shivering and with skin hot to the touch, you would probably question the accuracy of the thermometer. Alongside temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure, pulse oximetry has become a “basic” observation in many clinical settings. But pulse oximetry is a deceptively simple technology, and the physiological processes that put oximeter readings in context are not as easily seen as those accompanying an abnormal body temperature. Nurses require an understanding of the complex factors associated with oxygen uptake and delivery in the body for skilled use of the pulse oximeter and to ensure critical safety issues are recognised.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Outline normal body requirements for oxygen and the effects of hypoxia.

2. Explain the three requirements for effective oxygen delivery to body tissues.

3. Relate these three factors to tissue oxygenation in the clinical setting and the expert use of the pulse oximeter.
Georgina Casey

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Georgina Casey
on behalf of CPD4nurses

CPD4nurses assists nurses in meeting their professional development requirements by providing affordable, convenient and professionally written learning activities. We offer straightforward and insightful activities on topics that support fundamental practice.

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User Reviews (14)

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Ms MOSES VULIMU BSc (26 Jul 2020)
Very good
Ms MARY NJUGUNA BSc (1 Jun 2020)
Educative
JUSTINE MURKOMEN BSc (22 Feb 2020)
Good topic for nurses
STEPHEN OPIYO BSc (26 Jan 2020)
good course
PETER KINYOSI BSc (24 Jan 2020)
Very enlightening. I have never had a serious study on pulse oximetry before.
Ms Stefania Pezzi (22 Jan 2020)
Very good course but not an easy one.
Miss Woinshet Defabachew (3 Oct 2019)
this course makes my knowledge and my skill upgrade
Wanda Beytell (24 Aug 2019)
Not easy
davy mutambo (11 Mar 2019)
Tricky exam questions indeed. Someone needs an active brain to crack the course notes into correct answers for the exam.
uwera marie louise (4 Feb 2019)
ok
Mrs Aliya Khan (5 Nov 2018)
Hard but informative and well worth it
Mrs Sania UWIRAGIYE (6 Oct 2018)
no comment to share
Sajitha Manuel (25 Sep 2018)
Total disappointment that these courses have limited no of exams[ only 3 attempts ]and have no answer review. If we try more 3 attempts, can't retake the exam so that we won't be able to print the certificate for the revalidation process. NOT HAPPY WITH THE SERVICES.
barbara henry (10 Mar 2018)
very hard

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