Oximetry for EMTs and First Responders - CCBEMS approved - $15.95 (no charge, covered by ED grant until 12/31/08)
Respiratory gasses are essential for life. The ability of out-of-hospital emergency care providers to monitor these gasses is essential to quality prehospital care. Pulse oximetry has been the standard method for monitoring peripheral arterial oxygen saturation. Newer methodologies now allow the monitoring of carbon dioxide through capnography and carbon monoxide through CO-oximetry.
Upon completing this educational curriculum on oximetry, by Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, the student will be able to clinically apply pulse oximetry and CO-oximetry in the out-of-hospital setting in order to enhance patient assessment skills and provide optimal interventions in patient care.
Download the curriculum materials below.
| Download Oximetry (PowerPoint v.2007) - 13.8 MB
Download Oximetry (PowerPoint v.2003 or older) - 16.6 MB
Download Oximetry Handouts (PDF) - 2.56 MB
Download Oximetry Curriculum (Word) - 12.7 MB
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