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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov;26(4):869-79, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2008.08.006.

Pulse oximetry in emergency medicine.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. callahanj@email.chop.edu

Abstract

Although the recognition of hypoxemia is greatly enhanced through the proper and informed use of the pulse oximeter, the device can never be relied on to take the place of the clinician at the bedside who makes sure that the data provided matches the clinical picture with which he or she is presented.

PMID:
19059087
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2008.08.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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