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Nellcor™ Pulse Oximetry Overview Pt.4: Impact of Skin Pigmentation & Clinical Practice Implications

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For this segment, we will review the evidence evaluating the effect of skin pigmentation on the accuracy of pulse oximetry and consider the consequences for clinical practice. 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.