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Nellcor™ Pulse Oximetry Overview Pt.2: The Fundamentals of Pulse Oximetry

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For this segment, we will discuss the measurement of SpO2 and pulse rate, pulse oximetry accuracy standards, and the patient factors that can impact SpO2 and pulse rate accuracy. To help provide insight into this topic is John Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT, FCCM, Professor, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.