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Pulse Oximetry at Home

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 07:04 AM  posted by jbuytaert

Patricia B. Koff, MEd, RRT, Affiliate Faculty member, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Courtesy of Nonin Medical

The use of pulse oximetry at home has expanded over the past twenty years and is expected to be one of the major growth areas in home monitoring during the next decade. Initial use at home in the early 1990′s focused on continuous monitoring with home mechanical ventilation and sleep studies. Intermittent spot-check use at home has become more common in recent years with conditions such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and others requiring long-term oxygen therapy. Self-monitoring enables patients to become more active participants in their health care.

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